Tanzania Hassambo Macro-Lot Peaberry

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Region Africa
Grade Peaberry
Appearance .2 d/300gr, 17 PB Screen
Roast Recommendations City+ to FC+ roast - see the notes in the review.
Weight 1 LB
This is a smaller lot rather than a pooled coffee from many washing stations. It's not exactly a "micro-lot," but from a single, distinct lot from a cooperative washing station nonetheless. So with a little tongue-in-cheek, we thought we would call it a macro-lot. After all, the term "micro-lot" seems like it is being stuck to every other coffee, whether the name truly fits or not. Since nobody has set distinct parameters for what a "micro-lot" is, we've all been left to define it for ourselves, and I suppose my definition is a bit stricter than others. When a lot comes from a larger capacity mill, and is 135 bags, I just think it has exceeded the term "micro". So here's our first "macro-lot" offering, and it's a great cup. It has lower acidity that other Tanzania coffees we offer and a fruited, round, full character. The aromatics are loaded with deep winey notes, almost Syrah-like in their fruited aspect. Full City roasts have dense plum fruit, with a slight peppery zest. While lower in brightness compared to our other Tanzania offering, the Hasambo has a rounded mouthfeel. The finish has distinctly winey character, hence the red wine comparison. City+ roasts of the Hassambo seem a bit "under-developed" which is why I advocate for going a bit darker here.