African coffee displays many of the characteristics of Kenyan
coffee. Mount Kilimanjaro, a dormant volcano in northern
Tanzania, is the highest peak in Africa at 19,330 feet.
Kilimanjaro's lower slopes provide fertile soil to grow
Tanzania Coffee, and the climate provides excellent conditions
for coffee trees to thrive. Grown and harvested on the slopes
of Mount Kilimanjaro near the Kenyan border,
Tanzania beans are small, round coffee beans with a cleft
in the middle; they have a richer flavor than their oval-
shaped counterparts, often rendering a livelier cup with
a full body and distinguished aroma.
Peaberries result when the coffee cherry develops a single
oval bean rather than the normal two flat-sided beans. This
occurs in only 2% of coffee cherries. Sorting these can
be labor intensive resulting in higher costs.
Most coffee roasters agree
peaberries are sweeter and more intense than their dual
bean counterparts because nature packed all the qualities
it normally puts into two beans into one.
coffee is rare; only 10% of all coffee develops with this
characteristic. As a result, this coffee beans must be hand-sorted
from the rest.