Peaberry coffees are bouncy little coffee beans that happen when the cherry seed fails to split into two seeds. I think that happens about 5% of the time. Because you can't tell by looking at a coffee cherry if it's normal or peaberry they have to be sorted by after the cherry is removed - usually by hand. That's one reason they tend to be more expensive. Another is that many people claim they are premium beans. That the flavor is more intense and sweeter than in regular coffee beans. Other people say this is just nonsense used to make a little more money. I have no idea. I have really liked the peaberry style beans I have had, but I have not ever done a side by side comparison to see if I could tell the difference.
As is normal I geeked out over the packaging a bit. I like the simple bag with a pop of color.
The aroma was dense and held a promise of sweetness to come. I got brown sugar and a hint of spice. There was also an orangy tone to the aroma as well.
Tasting gave me grapefruit instead of orange. The acidity was bright and friendly but not astringent. A tiny bit of bitterness, but not in a bad way. Not all bitter is terrible. Sometimes it's a friendly bite that is enjoyable.
That promise of sweetness was more than fulfilled. In many ways the sweetness reminded me of the pomegranate molasses I enjoy so much. If you've never tried that find a middle eastern market and get some. You'll thank me later. It's tart and sweet and richly flavorful. That's exactly how I would describe this coffee. There is a tart sweetness that carries a rich flavor with tastes of pomegranate, raisin and maybe some date. I didn't get brown sugar exactly in the taste. There was a sugary sweetness but it was more like the molasses I described.
The body was sturdy. Maybe and 8 out of 10. The aftertaste lingered with the fruity flavors coming through.
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Of course if you are in or near Tulsa you can just go by and get it yourself.