Tanzania, Ruanda, Washed
This Tanzanian blend contains only peaberries which are an outcome of natural mutation. Instead of two, only one pearl-shaped bean is formed in a coffee cherry. This fully-washed lot is a blend of peaberries from 3 different varieties- Bourbon, Kent and Typica. Coffee is grown by smallholder farmers in the Mbozi District of the Songwe Region in Southern Tanzania. Each farmer tends to farm in between 1 and 2 hectares of land on average. Coffee cherries are gathered at cooperative washing stations, then selectively handpicked and then pulped on an eco-pulper. Afterwards, beans are dry fermented and then washed in clean water. Then the parchment is laid to dry on raised beds for approximately 14 days. In that time, parchment is raked frequently to ensure even drying. When the drying process is over, green beans are screened by size and form. At this processing phase, peaberries are separated from other beans. The specific size and shape of a peaberry allow them to fall through the smallest screen and separate them from other beans.