Tanzania Peaberry New Coffee Arrival
This Tanzania Peaberry Coffee has flavor notes of rhubarb, toffee, and orange and was grown at an altitude of 1219 masl. It is a washed processed coffee from the Kent and Bourbon varieties and is grown near the Kilimanjaro region. Producer use a small hand pulper during harvest and processing. Ripe cherries are depulped quickly and soaked for about 72 hours before being washed and fully dried on elevated beds for anywhere between 9 and 12 days. Peaberry is a very unique coffee as it forms a single, flat bean inside each cherry instead of the typical 2 beans per cherry.
Historically, the Haya people of Tanzania consumed coffee by chewing the fruit more than drinking it as a beverage. Mount Kilimanjaro has Arabica coffee growing around it as a cash crop that German colonists had mandated. The British took over from the Germans after the first World War and sought to make coffee a more profitable industry. In 1964, Tanzania became independent from colonial rule. In the 1990's, were able to privatize coffee exports and sell coffee more directly.