While common flat coffee beans consist of two halves and one flat side, Peaberry coffee beans are one round oval (or pea-shaped) bean. Typically, around only 5% of all coffee beans harvested grow in this form and need to be hand-sorted after picking and processing in order to be sold separately. 

Taste the difference:

Peaberry coffee tends to be surprisingly more acidic, more complex but lighter in body, and offers a more intense flavor in comparison to regular flat coffee beans. Mainly, this is due to their round shape and how it alters the roasting characteristics of the bean.

See the difference:

Peaberry beans are smaller in size and rounder in form. Flat beans consist of two halves instead of one, and are flat on one side from where the berries grew together (similar to peanuts).

February 27, 2023 — Adele Valerius

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