Big Island Coffee Roasters
100% Kona Peaberry Coffee - 93pts (Bundled)
- Natural tasting notes, medium: cinnamon, caramel, plum, a hint of cacao and cedar. Deeply sweet and rich.
- Natural tasting notes, medium-dark: cacao nibs, cinnamon, black cherry, fresh-cut cedar.
Origin: Kona coffee, hand-harvested
- Roasted to-Order with the roast date on the bag
93 POINTS: A TOP-RATED KONA PEABERRY COFFEE
This 100% Kona Peaberry coffee was the best Kona peaberry and second-highest rating in a cupping of Hawaiian coffees for Coffee Review’s May 2019 tasting report. Peaberry coffees tend to have a greater density of flavor, sugars, and lipids compared to regular coffee beans. You could think of these Kona peaberry beans as being the 'only child' of a coffee cherry, enjoying all the nutrients to itself.
Peaberry coffees are rare, comprising only 3-7% of the total crop. These pea-shaped, natural formations of the coffee bean are thought to form when several pistils get knocked off the coffee flower, causing only one seed to form inside the coffee fruit rather than two.
Coffee Review Assessment, 2019:
Blind Assessment: Rich-toned, deeply sweet. Black cherry, magnolia, fresh-cut cedar, maple syrup, a hint of thyme in aroma and cup. Sweet-toned structure with round, gentle acidity; lush, syrupy mouthfeel. Resonant finish that centers around notes of black cherry and cedar. (Medium-light roast profile)
This Kona Peaberry coffee tied for the second-highest rating in a cupping of Hawaiian coffees for Coffee Review’s May 2019 tasting report. Produced entirely of the Typica variety of Arabica and processed by the traditional wet or “washed” method, in which skin and fruit flesh are removed from the beans or seeds before they are dried. This sample also consists entirely of peaberries, a kind of bean that results when the coffee fruit develops only a single, oval bean rather than the usual pair of flat-sided beans. Peaberries produce a somewhat different (often better) cup than normal beans from the same crop, from which they may or may not be separated during grading. Big Island Coffee is an award-winning coffee roaster and coffee farm operated with hands-on passion by Kelleigh Stewart and Brandon von Damitz.
Varietal: Peaberry grade of Kona typica
Perfect for: Enjoying black; pour over, immersion
Cost per cup: $1.59, hand-harvested
Suggested brewing: Immersion and pour over. 1g medium ground coffee to 17g at 200-205 F water. Bloom and steep for 4:00.
For pour over use a 1:16 ratio.