Peaberry is the special bean that is created when one of the beans in the cherry does not develop. It stops growing when it is just a tissue sliver, and the other bean is left to develop inside of the cherry. As a result, this particular bean that is left, takes on an egg-shape. Tasters and avid drinkers explain how the peaberry packs a more intense flavor. The coffee is the rarest coffee of all, with less than 4% of the crop yielding the high quality bean.
Gyokuro tea bushes are carefully shade grown for about three weeks prior to harvesting in order to protect them from sunlight. This process results in maintaining elevated levels of chlorophyll and resulting in a rich green color, a memorable aroma followed with a sweet taste. The theanine (amino acid) content of the leaf increases; the tannin in the tea does not.
Arguably the most exquisite coffee in the world, Kona Peaberry can be found in boutique shops for more than $70 per pound due to its unique taste and rarity. Its smooth, slightly spicy taste is much more flavorful, with less caffeine and much less acidity than any other coffee. This football-shaped bean grows naturally with the rest of the Kona coffee crop but accounts for only 4% of the total crop. If you have never tried Kona Peaberry, we highly recommend it.