Peaberry Coffee from Black Gold

 
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Peaberry Coffee Beans and Ground Peaberry Coffee from Black Gold Kona Coffee.

Normally the cherry of the coffee tree contains two seeds or beans that develop with flat facing sides, but sometimes only one of the two seeds is fertilized, and the single seed develops with nothing to flatten it. These oval or pea-shaped beans are known as Peaberry.

Peaberry coffees are particularly associated with Kona Coffee although other Peaberry varieties of coffee have also become quite popular.

Peaberry Coffee roast differently from the 95% more common flat berry beans; which ensures an even roast because they role into high-grade coffee, peaberry coffee beans are often sold separately.

Peaberry beans are widely reported to roast better than flat berries, being said to roast more evenly, because their round shape minimizes sharp edges and allows the berries to roll about the roasting chamber more easily, as well as because the alleged higher bean density may improve heat transfer in the roasting process. Peaberry coffee tastes different from the coffee from normal beans from the same crop. However, some sources claim that the major difference of peaberry coffee is that the cherries have been carefully sorted, which impacts the flavor profile of the coffee.