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Tanzania Mondul Estates

When I visited the Mondul Estate of Tanzania in 2010 it was being rehabilitated by the Burka Estates owners.  I was so impressed by this renovation that Cravens became the first roaster to purchase their peaberry. Normally the fruit ("cherry") of the coffee plant contains two seeds ("beans") that develop with flattened facing sides, but sometimes only one of the two seeds is fertilized, and the single seed develops with nothing to flatten it. This oval (or pea-shaped) bean is known as peaberry. Typically around 5% of all coffee beans harvested have experienced this unique quality and are often considered a delicacy.  Twelve plus years later, Cravens Coffee is still buying this special coffee.