Tanzania Washed CPU Peaberry is sourced from a group of 235 family-owned farms located in the Mbozi district within the Songwe region of Tanzania. Producers harvest and deliver cherry to the CPU (central processing unit) where the coffee is depulped, fermented, washed and dried. The CPUs have been established in the last three years to provide producers with a centrally located processing facility that can process coffee more consistently and ensure better quality, which results in better prices from the international market. The rounder shaped peaberry, formed from the maturation of one seed per cherry rather than the typical two seeds, is meticulously sorted during the milling process for its distinct flavor profiles.
This is a very nice and clean aggregate, a perfect example of what Tanz coffee tastes like. Decent prep, some small beans, clean cupping and tasty.
Tasting Notes: Rich and chocolaty, Tanz coffee is always high on our go to list for stronger chocolaty darker roast coffee. At light to medium roasts once will see a more gentle cup with a little sweeter edge and a hint of acidity and spice. Darker roasts get much fuller bodied and bring out the strong bakers chocolate edge balancing nicely with the spice note and roasty tones.
Roasting Notes: Medium to dark roasts are preferred and let the cup shine. Light roasts although tasty do risk a little grassy tone before city+. We found a quicker roast accentuates some of the sweeter tone and crispness which was a good thing.
Jonathan Hopper (verified owner) –
This has quickly become my favorite coffee so far! I roasted it just up to second crack and have given a few samples to friends and everyone comments on how amazing it smells and tastes! I can definitely taste the chocolate notes. This one will most likely be one I keep on hand all the time.
Floyd Getz (verified owner) –
Just ordered some more. It’s really flavorful as a medium roast, giving a mix of spicy and chocolaty notes. I’ve learned that’s it’s best if I let it develop with a normal (not quick) profile very similar to what I use for the excellent PNG Carpenter Estate Sigri Kulu Peaberry (another favorite).
Keith Patrick (verified owner) –
I tend to tell people that yirgacheffe is my favorite coffee, but really, it’s Tanzania peaberry blended with Ethiopian yirgacheffe. The peaberry is a phenomenal backbone for any blend – strong, deep chocolate and totally smooth. This stuff on day 3 is just magical.