This is the first peaberry coffee we have featured. Characterized by its pea shape, and different from a normally developed coffee bean that can be split into two halves, a peaberry coffee bean has only developed one of the halves of the bean (hence the round, dense “pea” shape) lending the bean a smooth, sweet taste. Peaberry coffees are separated out from the other coffee beans and only comprise around 5% of any given farm’s annual production.
FLAVOR: Fragrances of raw honey and baking spice transform gracefully into succulent flavor notes of black cherry and Hosui Asian pear, finishing with the depth and sweetness of maple syrup.
Stumptown writes: “In November 2008, Stumptown began working with the Japanese Toarco Company who owns and operates the Pedamaran Estate and wet mill. Toarco instituted strict cherry ripeness standards, a clean and controlled fermentation process and parchment drying. the most unique aspect of their process is the Japanese mechanical rice driers which are a slower, gentler process than standard drum coffee driers that can dry coffee in 48 hours or less. The Toarco Company works with over 7,000 families in the region. They offer small farmers and their families free seedling trees, computer training programs, and coffee cultivation and processing training in an effort to support the community and ensure that strict quality measures are met.”
In addition to the Peaberry, thump is excited to offer you the Indonesia Sulawesi Toarco, and Indonesia Sulawesi Toarco Single Origin Espresso! Please raise a cup of any of these fine coffees to the amazing efforts of the Japanese Toarco Company and to the amazing Japanese people in general!