Kenya Peaberry beans are highly unusual in that they are actually a defect, a naturally-occurring genetic mutation. Usually, two beans develop inside the coffee cherry but in 5 to 10% of coffee cherries, only one bean does. In the past, those single beans were discarded by coffee roasters as they were seen as defective, but nowadays, they favour them for their intense distinctive taste.
Peaberry beans are quite small, which is the reason for the ‘pea’ in their name, but as is often the case with smaller plant products, they are extremely flavoursome. Although they occur relatively commonly, not all farmers have the equipment to separate them from ‘normal’ beans, which means that they are often found in bags with regular beans.
Our Kenya Peaberry beans currently come from the Tatu estate, a region with rolling plains which is particularly renowned for the superior quality of its produce, with deep, red, volcanic soil and two rainy seasons.
We take the utmost care of our beans, and these, as all of our beans, are roasted by eye by our master roaster to produce a medium-strong roast. They are perfect coffee beans for a mild latte or cappuccino, and they are mostly suited for brewing with a filter or cafetière.
Grown at altitudes of 1,700-1,800 meters above sea level
Harvested between June and August
Milled by washing and drying in the sun
Has the aroma of faint lemony notes with a rich body
These beans are suitable for: mild latte, mild cappuccino, filter and cafetières.
This coffee is also available in 250g valve bags.
Did you know our ordering system allows you to create your own blends? Order each component of the blend separately and than tell us what do do in the special information box. We can then blend it and if required grind it, saving you a potentially messy kitchen worktop.
Blending tip: when deciding on a mixed roast blend it usually works better to have more of the milder roast, less of the stronger.
Blending tip: even the strongest roast can be mixed with a normal tasting blend - so long as you use very little. Start by trying one part in four.