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Tanzania Peaberry Karatu Estate Zoom

Tanzania Peaberry Karatu Estate

Flavor Notes: Lemon, Black Tea, Sweet Herbs/Florals
A classic espresso blend would be 1/3 Tanzania Peaberry, 1/3 Indonesian, 1/3 Brazil or Central American.
Tanzania Ngorongoro Highland Fully Washed Peaberry GrainPro is sourced from an estate located in the Karatu District, Tanzania. The lowest and highest elevations in all of Africa, the floor of Lake Tanganyika (352 meters below sea level) and Mount Kilimanjaro (5,895 meters above sea level) are both located in Tanzania. The Karatu estate is located between these commanding landmarks, with 250 acres of coffee cultivated on the rim of the Ngorongoro crater, which is the largest unbroken caldera in the world and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. More than 25,000 wild animals, including the largest population of lions, make their home within the crater walls. The Karatu estate has 50 permanent employees and 200 seasonal employees during the harvest. The rounder shaped peaberry, formed from the maturation of one seed per cherry rather than the typical two seeds, is meticulously sorted during the milling process for its distinct flavor profiles.

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Product Description


    Coffee usually develops as two separate beans, but about 5 to 10 percent of coffee beans only develop as one lobe which we call 'Peaberry'. Many coffee drinkers believe that peaberries are more concentrated than normal coffee beans because of their small size. Tanzania coffee is similar to other washed East African coffees grown at high elevation (Kenya, Zimbabwe) but perhaps not as balanced. It is for the acidity and brightness that people buy Tanzania coffee and it is often used as a blender. "We now know that Peaberries are, in some ways, an actual defect. While most coffee cherries produce two beans, an estimated two to 10 percent of cherries contain only one bean. These are the Peaberries. While no one knows yet exactly why a coffee tree produces Peaberries, we do know that they occur in all varietals, but occur more often in certain countries, such as Africa, although they are also found in Asia, Hawaii and South America." - January/February '06 issue of Roast Magazine.
Additional Information

    Additional Information

    Type No
    Elevation 1700 meters
    Farm Karatu Coffee Estate
    Origin East Africa
    Farmer -
    City -
    Region Karatu District, Arusha Region, Tanzania
    Farm Size less than an acre up to about 12 acres
    Coffee growing area on the rim of the Ngorongoro crater
    Processing system Fully washed and dried in raised beds
    Variety Bourbon, Kent, and SL39
    Practices September - February
    Climate wet season November – April Rainfall about 63 "
    Soil Type Volcanic Loam
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