Tanzanian coffees are grown on the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro, under the shade of banana trees, truly an exotic location for this east African coffee. Tanzanian coffee is somewhat similar to the coffee of its neighbor north of the border (Kenya for the geographically challenged), bright, clean and aggressively complex.
In the United States a very popular Tanzanian coffee is the peaberry variety. Why? Well, a couple of theories about that one. Peaberries seem to have a mystique about them. What’s a peaberry? It’s when a single bean develops inside the coffee cherry, instead of the familiar two “flat beans”. Why so many fans of the peaberry? The theory is that all the goodness of the coffee cherry is in only one bean.
Cupping Notes: Sweet, grapefruit zest