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Tanzania Burka Estate* Peaberry* Plus
Location: Mount Meru, Arumeru District, Arusha Region, Northern Tanzania
Altitude: 1334 meters (4376 feet)
Type (Varietals): Kent, Bourbon, SL
Preparation: Wet Processed/Washed
Drying: Sun Dried on Patios
Notes: Medium-Bold Intensity / Complex sugars, chocolate, citrus
*Estate – A “coffee estate” is used to imply a farm that has it’s own processing facility, a wet-mill. In Spanish this is called aHacienda. A Finca (farm) does not necessarily have a mill. In a strict sense an Estate would have both a wet mill and a dry mill, meaning they prepare coffee from the tree all the way to ready-to-export green coffee in jute bags. Estate coffee is not necessarily better than any other type, except the Estate has the possibility of controlling the quality through the entire process.
*Peaberry, also known as caracoli, is a type of coffee bean. Normally the fruit (“cherry”) of the coffee plant contains two seeds (“beans”) that develop with flattened facing
sides, but sometimes only one of the two seeds is fertilized, and the single seed develops with 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. Normal coffee beans are less commonly called by contrast flat berry.