California Coffee Roasters
|Roaster Location:||Moorpark, California|
|Coffee Origin:||Southern slopes of Mt. Kilimanjaro, northern Tanzania|
|Review Date:||October 2003|
Blind Assessment: A delicate acidity is gently rounded though not obscured by a marvelously tactful dark roast, which also turns the fruit richly chocolate-toned. The chocolate nuance weaves through the profile consistently from aroma through finish.
Notes: 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. California Coffee Roasters is a small, quality-oriented wholesale specialty roaster that advertises its commitment to "Handcrafted Fresh Roasted Coffees." Visit
Who Should Drink It: The suave tickle of roast-toned chocolate is subtly reminiscent of the Boy Scout summer treat of "S'More's" - milk chocolate and marshmallow sandwiched between graham crackers roasted in an open fire on the end of a stick. A s'more for sophisticates.
This review originally appeared in the October, 2003 tasting report: The Tanzania Peaberry Mystery