Our friends at Heirloom recently posted about their secret to the delicious coffee they serve their guests. No surprise, it’s Greenstreet! They particularly like the Tanzania Peaberry.
Here’s an excerpt from their site:
At Heirloom our guests particularly enjoy the Tanzania Peaberry, a medium-dark roasted coffee, with a lively acidity that offers notes of fruit with a faint cardamom spice and giving way to a rounded chocolate finish. 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. Peaberry beans are widely reputed to roast better and more evenly than flat berries; their rounder shape minimizes sharp edges and allows the berries to roll about the roasting chamber more easily, as well as because the higher bean density improves heat transfer in the roasting process.
Read their full post here