This coffee stands alone in a unique class.
Destroying assumptions, bucking trends, taking roads less traveled, Santa Rita Peaberry is a double anomaly. Jose Antonio Salaverria, the farmer who produces this coffee, took something that isn't typically found in coffee cherries and then did something to it not typically done!
The average coffee cherry has 2 seeds (or "beans"). As these beans grow, they smash into one another creating that familiar flat side we know and love in all coffees. But sometimes a rarity occurs where only one bean is present inside the cherry. This anomaly (less than 5% of all coffee beans) is called a peaberry and during its growth stages, it is has all the room and resources it wants, taking the whole cherry for itself. This instance is called a peaberry because of the pea-like shape it takes. But really, it should be named the “pearl-berry” (#NailedIt) because this highly prized oddity is often sought after for its taste, and natural tendency of even roasting.
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A Rare Process for a Rare Coffee
Typically, coffee growers in Latin America remove the beans from the coffee cherry using a process commonly known as the washed method. This is because of the abundant water in the region (including in the air). However, the abundance of water makes other coffee processes like dry or “natural” extremely difficult to successfully achieve.
The bravest, and boldest of coffee producers rise up to the challenge and, in addition to us here at Cuvee, tell the world that there is no word in Spanish for “hey, that's too difficult”! Jose Antonio Salaverria and his sons are such men! These brave, brave men took on the difficult task of sorting all the peaberries together then processing the batch using the natural method. A task that required relentless tending and care because of the high El Salvadorian humidity, but the results are fantastic.
This is a coffee that defies not only expectations, but categorization. And with that, exclusively for the month of November, we at Cuvee are thrilled to share with you the Santa Rita Peaberry. Enjoy!
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