Sometimes I think of the monthly roaster's pick as small examples of great coffee from places around the world that sound like paradise.
Take this coffee comes from New Year’s Gift Estate in the southeast highlands of Zimbabwe.Originally established as a nature preserve in 1924, the estate now produces coffee and tea and is home to dozens of indigenous flora and fauna. A wide variety of fruit trees can be found on the farm, including paw paw, mango, banana, lychee, avocado, lemon, and guava. All that beauty and food in one place, and they grow incredible coffee beans to boot. Sounds like heaven.
When you look at these beans closely, you might notice they are small, round, and pea-like. Also known as caracole or mocha beans, “peaberries” are the single beans found inside the coffee cherry. They usually occur toward the end of a branch of the coffee tree and generally represent less than 5% of the tree’s production. Because they don't produce much, there's not much available so secure your beans of paradise before they disappear.
Body: Smooth, balanced.
Tasting Notes: Nutty, with flavors of cherry.
Facts: Roasted fresh by Zingerman’s Coffee Company. Shipped whole bean.