Tanzania Peaberry Nitin Estate // Light Roast
Peaberries (named this because the green coffee beans resemble a little pea) result when the coffee fruit develops one oval bean instead of the usual pair of flat-sided beans...yielding little egg-shaped beans.
We are currently sourcing our Tanzania from the Nitin Estate until our usual cooperative-farm Tanzania is available again. This estate lot of Tanzania is almost identical to our usual Tanzania, with notes of stone fruit, dried fig, and red wine.
The Tanzania Peaberry from Pike Creek coffee is one of my favorites. Like that Ethiopian Gadeb from Pike Creek coffee, it has that unique east African flavor. I always order one of these two or both.
I sent Jackie your coffee as a birthday gift and she had a cup as soon as she got it! She loves it.
I like the Tanzania Peaberry roast. It’s light with some fruity overtones. I taste the citrus notes, but there’s a richness to it. Reminds me of dark chocolate. A cup of this is wonderful with some nice biscotti or some coffeecake.
I've been buying five pound bags of this from Pike Creek for a few years now. It's always consistent! Which is remarkable considering the variables of wind, rain, sun, shade, shipping, packaging and roasting before it turns in to coffee in my kitchen. It's a testament to their ability as Roasters. Before settling in on this light roast I typically bought 10 oz bags online from Go Coffee Go... A large range of national Roasters, beans and roast profiles. Eventually I settled on this local Roaster because I like my espresso made from light roast and I especially like supporting a local Roaster.