Humboldt Bay Coffee
|Southern slopes of Mt. Kilimanjaro, northern Tanzania
Light-bodied, just on the pleasingly delicate side of thin, with oddly contradictory nuance: a roasty, prune-toned chocolate and high-toned shimmers of sweet vanilla.
Peaberries result when the coffee fruit develops a single, oval bean rather than the usual pair of flat-sided beans. Peaberries produce a somewhat different cup from normal beans from the same crop - often, though not always, more acidy and lighter bodied. Humboldt Bay Coffee Company is a quality-oriented specialty roaster on the scenic north coast of California. Visit
Who Should Drink It
The light body argues for breakfast, the subtle but persistent roasty chocolate and sweet vanilla make a case for afternoon comfort cup.
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This review originally appeared in the October, 2003 tasting report: The Tanzania Peaberry Mystery