Flight Coffee Co.

Kenya Baragwi Peaberry


From Our Cupping Lab:

An especially clean cup of coffee, the Baragwi Peaberry is an excellent choice for someone seeking something fruity, though not in an overpowering way. Not as punchy as, say, a natural process Ethiopian coffee, we think the Baragwi balances a well defined cherry note, smooth caramel, a hint of spice a la cinnamon, and an element of hard-candy-esque sweetness that lends a mouth-watering effect.

Peaberry coffee is the product of a natural mutation. Normally, two seeds ("beans") develop within the coffee fruit, pushing up against one another to form the characteristic flat sides of coffee beans. Peaberries occur when only one of the two seeds is fertilized, leaving it with nothing to press against. As a result, it takes on a round, pea-like shape.

Somewhere around 5% of coffee harvested has this mutation. Some claim that, all else being equal, peaberry coffee is superior in taste. It certainly roasts nicely on account of its round, even shape. Whether or not peaberry coffee is intrinsically superior is debatable, but the Baragwi is a clean, high quality offering, one we're excited to be serving up!

Flavor Notes:

black cherry, caramel, hard-candy-esque sweetness, cinnamon

Altitude: 1650 - 1800m

Varietal: Batian, SL28, SL34, Ruiru 11

Region: Kirinyaga

Process: Washed

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