We get asked this question so much! Especially because Peaberry goes for $56.95 per lb! We hope this short read will enlighten you about just how special Peaberry is.
Starts with the Coffee Cherry!
All coffee comes from the cherry of the coffee tree. All cherries contain two flat beans. But in Kona coffee, only 3-5% of those beans are Peaberry!
Peaberry only has one bean!
Instead of two, Peaberry only contains one, rounded bean. They are then separated from the rest of the crop to ensure consistency and careful roasting. With it's round shape comes a different flavor than the rest of Kona Coffee.
Rare and more care!
Because of the limited supply and the extra care that goes into roasting, Peaberry is more expensive than regular Kona. Because of their size they react differently to heat. When roasted properly Peaberry can hold more flavor with less acidity.