From East Africa's smallest coffee producing nation comes a strking Peaberry coffee. Brightly flavored with hints of citrus and berry. Its medium acidity is balanced by winey tones -- a clean and polished finish.
Malawi Peaberry Coffee
Malawi has been producing fine coffees for more than 100 years. Coffee plantations began to flourish in the 1890's following railway construction, allowing harvested goods to be shipped abroad for export. This single-origin coffee is grown on one of the finest estates in land-locked Malawi. The majority of Malawi's limited coffee production is purchased and consumed in Britain, so it is privilege to provide Malawi Mapanga to the US market. The taste characteristics of this coffee are a typical of the best East African coffees. Malawi Mapanga Peaberry has a full mellow body, a bright and crisp acidity, a wonderful fragrant aroma and a clean and polished finish.
Coffee plants produce their fruit in the form of a coffee cherry. Typically, the coffee cherry grows two halves of a bean within a single cherry. Sometimes the coffee cherry produces a single bean rather than two beans this is known as a Peaberry. From a coffee drinkers perspective, Peaberry coffee beans are much smaller in size than typical coffee beans. Since only one bean rather than two are formed, Peaberry coffee beans are said to be more robust in flavor and more acidic (good for taste) than regular Arabica coffee beans. Peaberry coffee by its very nature is rare as only 5% or so of all coffee beans harvested are in the Peaberry form.