After our coffee trees bloom, they bear fruit called coffee cherries, and usually, each cherry forms two coffee beans. But in about 5% of the crop, something remarkable happens: the two beans merge as one. We call this exceptional single bean a “Peaberry.” Relatively small but dense, the peaberry has a personality all its own, and creates coffee with a nice acidity and fruity taste that peaberry fans can’t get enough of.
Peaberry makes up a very small percentage of the coffee grown in Kona. So from time to time, supplies can be limited.