An uncommon coffee cherry known as a peaberry is harvested and separated from the rest of the crop. Peaberries make up about 5% of all the coffee harvested in the world. Peaberries are the result of a natural genetic variation where only one of the two coffee seeds in a cherry is fertilized, thereby producing a much smaller and rounder bean instead of the common larger, flat bean shape.
This peaberry from Rwanda is from the Western Highlands of the country on the shores of Lake Kivu. Peaberries are known for their sweetness, and this one is a perfect example. Along with sweetness, expect a clean, lemony acidity with floral notes and a hint of peach and a dry wine finish.