Farm: Bella Vista Farmers: Antigua Co-op Variety: Peaberry
Region: Antigua Altitude: 1500 - 1800 m Process: Washed Roast: Medium-light
This coffee from the popular Antigua region, begins with a cocoa aroma, notes of walnut with a citrus acidity. Finishing with a good body and a balanced cup.
Peaberry, also known as caracoli, is a type of coffee bean. Normally the fruit ("cherry") of the coffee plant contains two seeds ("beans") that develop with flattened facing sides, but sometimes only one of the two seeds is fertilized, and the single seed develops with nothing to flatten it. This oval (or pea-shaped) bean is known as peaberry. Typically around 5% of all coffee beans harvested are of this form. Most people find peaberries to be a more sweet and intense version of its larger brother bean since all the nutrients go to one small bean. The peaberries include beans purchased in Antigua including Covadonga and Hunapu.