If you live in an area bereft of Trader Joe’s and you like coffee, I have a little bit of pity for you today. Currently, Trader Joe’s has a Limited Edition Peaberry from Kauai. According to the can, the coffee is bright, smooth, and sweet. Boy, are they right!
Peaberry, also known as caracoli, is a type of coffee bean. Normally the fruit of the coffee plant develops as two halves of a bean within a single cherry, but sometimes only one of the two seeds gets fertilized so there is nothing to flatten it. This oval (or pea-shaped) bean is known as peaberry. Typically around 5% of all coffee beans harvested are of this form.
We brewed the first batch in our 12-cup french press. And the result was lovely. I found the roast to be a little hard, the bean is slightly burnt; but the flavour comes through! Medium acidity, medium body. Bright and sweet. Very sweet!
So if you live near a Trader Joe’s and love good coffee, go buy this whole bean peaberry coffee! Or come over to our place and I’ll brew you some.