ESPRESSO SLOPES OF 8
Chocolate macarons, Black currant, black berry, raspberry
This peaberry lot comes from the "Slopes of 8", an innovative producer group from Kenya. This model focuses on shortening the coffee value chain for smallholder coffee producers from Kenya and thereby strengthening the producers. With this model, independent producers conclude an agreement with our local partners who provide them with technical, logistical, financial and commercial support every day. They deliver the coffee to the Kahawa Bora dry mill for grinding, quality control and export preparation.
Peaberry is a name given to a very specific shape of bean. In spanish, peaberries are called “caracol”, which means “snail”. The name aptly describes the shape of the peaberry bean, which appears slightly curved in on itself.
Peaberries are the result of a natural mutation in the coffee cherry. Whereas there are usually two beans nestled together in each fruit, in a cherry with a peaberry mutation, only one bean forms. As a result, peaberries are a single, rounder bean.
Peaberry mutations occur in approximately 5% of all coffee. The beans are known for being rounder, smaller and denser, which can contribute to a more even roast color, when handled correctly. Many people find peaberries to have a sweeter flavor profile, as well.
Since peaberries are a natural mutation that is not visible from the outside of the cherry, peaberries must be sorted out during the screen grading stage of dry milling. The peaberry screens have the smallest holes, which are oblong to allow the rounder beans to fall through.
From this special lot we have now developed a dedicated espresso for you – Enjoy!