Peaberries are far more prevalent in Tanzania exports than almost anywhere else in the world other than Kenya. The two neighboring countries are the only ones to have successfully commercialized the grade. In Tanzania’s case, peaberry coffee is regularly in higher demand than larger screen sizes, so much so that the grade is practically synonymous with Tanzania’s specialty sector. This is thanks to many years of successful marketing of what is, in every coffee-producing country, a naturally-occurring mutation of the seed that accounts for 5-10% of all coffee worldwide. Peaberries from specialty producers and high elevations roast beautifully, thanks to the tightly-controlled size and density. For the same reason, the cup is often more focused and cleaner than multi-screen versions of the same coffee.
Edelweiss Estate is a coffee paradise. Natural forest canopy shades over 400 hectares of trees, more than half of which is preserved as native forest. There are reservoirs and a dam, allowing efficient irrigation and conservation of water. Growing mainly a Bourbon variety first cultivated in India and other newer Kenyan cultivars, the clear focus is quality, and it’s exhilarating to see and taste the attention and dedication of farmers who are clearly resolved to make the most of their extraordinary corner of the planet.
Aroma: Very sweet, delicate, creamy, fresh sugar cookies Body: Full body, bright and juicy, with notes of dark chocolate Finish: Hints of citrus, plum, sassafras spice
One Real Pound (16oz)
About this Coffee
GROWER:Edelweiss Oldeani Estate REGION:Karatu District, Arusha Region, Tanzania ALTITUDE:1600 – 1850 meters PROCESS: Fully washed and dried in raised beds VARIETY:Batian, Blue Mountain, Bourbon, Kent, SL-28 HARVEST: July - December SOIL: Volcanic loam CERTIFICATION: Rainforest Alliance Certified
The Edelweiss Estatehas been in the Vohora family since the end of World War II. In recent years the Vohora family has made significant farm renovations including intercropping macadamia trees for shade and income diversity. Mill innovations have also vastly improved water management and quality control from picking to export. More than 50 full-time employees have access to housing and land to grow food crops for their families.