Trader Joe’s Peaberry from Java is a truly special offering. It is exceptional, not just among other Trader Joe’s coffees, but also among coffees available anywhere. What makes it so extraordinary?
Most coffee beans are twins. That is to say that 95% of all coffee “cherries” (the fruit of the coffee plant) contain two seeds, side by side. These seeds or “beans” are what we gather to roast, grind and enjoy as coffee. Two beans sharing one pod mature into what everyone recognizes as the typical bean shape—rounded on one side and flat on the other. Hence, their designation as “flatberries.” The remaining 5% of all coffee cherries worldwide contain only one bean. In the absence of a twin, single beans have more space and grow to resemble the shape of a pea. Peaberries are not only coveted for their scarcity, but also for the way they roast so evenly—due to their rounder shape and higher density.
We’ve gained the privilege to acquire peaberries from Java Island in Indonesia. Despite the fact that Java is one of the world’s oldest commercial coffee producing regions, Javanese Peaberries are very hard to come by. Our limited edition beans are grown on Blawan Estate, located on the Ijen plateau where the volcanic soils, plentiful rainfall, and higher elevation contribute further to the exquisite character of this coffee. Our medium-dark roast maximizes the peaberry’s grand potential—yielding a cup with fragrant caramel notes, a rich creamy and heavy body, and a long-lasting finish.
Almost as amazing as the rare origin of these Java gems is our low price of just $7.99 for the 13-ounce can of 100% Arabica, whole-bean Peaberries. Your daily cup of “java” will never be the same!
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