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Ecuador La Tortuga Peaberry
This sweet, juicy peaberry introduces itself with aromas of nectarine and caramel. Golden raisin and honeydew notes in the cup are accompanied by an almond undertone and lively mandarin acidity. Pear and honey emerge in the lingering finish.
Producer: Cooperativa de Cafetaleros de Galapagos
Farm: 100 Smallholders
Region: Isla Santa Cruz, Galápagos
Altitude: 656-1,476 feet
Varietal: Peaberries of Typica, Caturra, and Bourbon
Notes: Nectarine, Swiss Chocolate, Honeydew
The Galápagos Islands are a beautiful Ecuadorian archipelago of volcanic islands located in the Pacific Ocean, 906km from continental Ecuador. The Galápagos are famous for being the origin of Darwin's theory of evolution by natural selection, due to the vast number of unique species that he found there during his voyage in 1836, including the famous 100-year-old giant tortoises.
The Peaberry Mutation
Peaberries are the result of a natural mutation in which only one seed within the coffee cherry is fertilized. Instead of two coffee beans with flat faces and round backs within the cherry, a single round bean is the result. Peaberries constitute a small percentage of each harvest and they are typically sorted into peaberry-only lots for consistency during the roasting process, since they are denser than regular coffee beans.