Wonderfully smooth and full-bodied, this coffee is fairly rich in flavor but not overpowering. The taste is clean and crisp.
Grown by Aviv Estate, one of the southwestern region’s largest commercial coffee producers, this Tanzanian Peaberry is a bright light roast with a clean, lively finish. Aviv Estate is fully irrigated via sustainable drip systems fed by the Ruvuma River, which runs through northern Tanzania and southern Mozambique. This irrigation system is one of Aviv Estate and Covoya’s many joint and solo environmental and social stewardship projects. One such ensured water security for the 300,000 residents of the Ruvuma River Basin.
Only 10% of the world’s coffee develops the peaberry mutation, in which a coffee cherry grows one seed (bean) instead of two. It’s said that peaberry coffee is sweeter because the cherry’s fruit sugars don’t have to be split between two seeds. Peaberries are small and round, like Maui Mokka, and often require careful hand-picking and processing. All this hard work and care is evident in the cup. If you’ve never had peaberry coffee before, Aviv Estate’s is a great place to start.
This specific type of arabica coffee is not native to Tanzania and was brought to the country by missionaries in the late 19th century. Production of Tanzanian Peaberry coffee beans is often split between smallholder home processors, smallholder processors at central pulperies, and estate grown coffees.