Coffees of Origin

Coffee’s of Origin

 

Our Coffee experts have searched the World to bring you the best Arabica Coffee that conforms to the definition of a Gourmet Coffee as defined by the “Speciality Coffee Association”.

 

Peacock is a proud founder member of the Speciality Coffee Association of Southern Africa.

 

Or current coffee offerings comes from sixteen different countries, and from four continents, and represents one of the most unique ranges available in South Africa.

 

The four major characteristics of a gourmet coffee can be described as: Aroma, Flavour, Acidity and Body 

For you guide we have used the following scale to indicate what to expect:

 Light

 Light to medium
 Avarage
 Fairly Heavy
 Heavy

 

Choosing the right coffee for you is like choosing the right pair of gloves, it is about the perfect fit, our advise is experiment until you find that one right product, that perfect fit, that one single coffee that explodes in the mouth and brings you that ultimate pleasure. Its much like wine, price does not always mean satisfaction, it is about preference, what suits you.

 

We at Peacock strive to be honest with you, and therefore we would offer one word of caution. Coffee is an agriculture product, seasons change, growing conditions change from year to year, therefore no two crops of the same coffee is ever the same, what is right for you this year is not necessary right for you next year, so experiment you are never to old to learn.

 

Our Current Coffee Offerings by Country of Origin:

Central America South America Africa India\South Asia
Guatemala Brazil Ethiopia India
Costa Rica Colombia Kenya Sumatra
Honduras Peru Burundi Papa New Guinea
Nicaragua   Uganda  
    Malawi  
    Tanzania  

Central America

 

We offer coffee from the following countries:

 

Guatemala
Costa Rica
Honduras
Nicaragua

 

Guatemala

 

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Flavour:

Rich, chocolaty, soft, mild & subtle, smoky.

Our Guatemala coffee is strictly high bean coffee that is grown at an attitude of above 1200 metres, the ideal height for gourmet coffee, and comes from the Antigua region.

It is one of the most underrated coffees that we offer, and should be tried if you want a well-balanced, clean cup, favorable coffee.

 

Costa Rica

 

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Rich, smooth, sweet, delicate, smoky

Costa Rica merits its worldwide reputation being remarkably smooth and balanced. Both fruity and floral, with spicy and delicate aromas. With its mild acidity it is excellent at any time of day.

 

Honduras

 

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Subtle, smooth, sweet, delicate and nutty.

For years a minor of the Central American producers and much of its coffee production has been smuggled into Guatemala to be sold at higher prices. Yet the country produces a uniquely sweet & nutty flavoured coffee that has not been able to reach its true potential.

 

We offer three coffees from this region:

Honduras SHG, coffees that have grown above 1200 metres, and have better density and thus a better speciality cup.

Honduras Organic Marcala, from the western region. A certified organic coffee that exhibits the true nature of a Honduras’s coffee, sweet & nutty in flavour. Unfortunately we have limited stock available.

Honduras El Jaguar Rain Forest Alliance,

This coffee comes from the Western region of Honduras where the coffee estate is dedicated to the sustainable methods of agriculture and protecting the environment for future generations. Unfortunately we have limited stock available.

 

Nicaragua

 

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Flavour:

Mild & Pleasant

A very underrated coffee, and our SHG (Strictly High Grown) from the Palma region with low Acidity and great body are well worth trying.

 

South America

 

We offer coffee from the following countries:

Brazil
Colombia
Peru

 

Brazil

 

Brazil is the powerhouse in world coffee, producing the world’s largest crop of Arabica coffee, although much of this is of a low quality, grown at low altitudes and is taken up by the big instant coffee companies, and is the third largest producer of the lower quality Robusta coffee.

We have searched Brazil to find the best coffee that this region can offer, and offer three top quality coffees for your enjoyment.

 

Brazil Santos

 

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Dry, spicy, sweet, lingering

Santos Brazils or Estate Brazils. The most traditional Brazil coffee has been dried inside the fruit (dry-processed) so that some of the sweetness of the fruit carries into the cup. It comes from trees of the traditional Latin-American variety of Arabica called bourbon. Our Santos comes from the Sao Paulo region and is top graded Santos 2, screen 17/18, which relates to the bean size.

 

Brazil Sul de Minos

 

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Flavour:

Dry, spicy, sweet, lingering

Grown in the southeastern part of Brazil, in the Sul de Minas region, by a cooperative of small farmers. You’ll find hints of nut in your cup, along with some of the chocolate notes that good quality Brasilian coffees are known for. Look for sweet acidity, understated citrus and berry tones, and a pleasant, velvety aftertaste. Ideal as an espresso coffee.

 

Brazil Bella Giana Pulped Natural

 

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Dry, spicy, sweet, nutty, and chocolaty

A unique Brazilian Coffee, and its semi washed process – pulp Natural produces a sweet low acidity coffee heavy in body and a complex aroma. Ideal for those that feel the traditional Italian style coffee to be the definition of the perfect cup. A perfect coffee to use as a pure coffee of origin espresso.

 

Colombia

 

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Rich. Sweet, Caramelly, chocolaty.

Rated as one of the world’s best coffees, although some experts describe it as boring, as rarely does it disappoint in the cup, and never fails to produce a bright, clean coffee, it is not the experts that matter, it is one of the best all-round coffees available.

 

We offer three Colombian coffees:

Colombian Excellso:
The finest, most exotic coffee beans. From the cordillera of Quindio in the Colombian Andes, famed worldwide for the excellent quality and distinctive taste of its coffee
Perfect all day drinking coffee with delicate and clean acidity, well balanced with full body. Hints of mango, honey, and orange.

 

Colombian Excellso Decaffeinated:
The same coffee available decaffeinated.

 

Colombian La Piramide:

A unique coffee from a small co-operative of farmers located in the province of Cauca. A fully shade grown coffee, described as intensely sweet, soft coffee with a moderate body.

Our professional cuppers noted the following: Red apples, plums, sugar cane and jasmine notes. Intensely sweet and soft, with a medium-high body.

Unfortunately stocks are limited and are not likely to be available in the future due to demand and higher prices available from other countries.

 

Peru

 

Organic Chanchamayo

 

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Flavour:

Good Acidity, bright nutty flavour.

Chanchamayo is an organically certified shade-grown coffee from the western slopes of the Andes in Peru. The coffee is grown at high altitudes around of 1700 metres in the valley around the Chanchamayo River.

The taste is characterized by good acidity and has a balanced, medium body. It has a slightly nutty flavour in conjunction with the classic South American brightness

 

Africa

 

We currently offer coffee from the following countries:

Ethiopia
Kenya
Burundi
Uganda
Malawi
Tanzania

 

Ethiopia

 

Legend traces the discovery of this extraordinarily delicious beverage crop to the third century by a young goat herder in Kaffa. The boy was astonished by the strange moods and frisky manners exhibited by his animals after nibbling the red cherries growing wild on evergreen shrubs. Curious as he was, the goat herder himself was tempted to taste the berries and he too experienced a feeling of delight warmth and elated spirit. Thus begins the extra-ordinary and legendary coffee culture in its botanical home, Ethiopia.

 

The first wild coffee beans from Kaffa reached Arabia where it acquired its present label, " Coffee Arabica." Arabica coffee, the only species produced in Ethiopia, gradually spread to the rest of the world (Africa, the Middle East, Central Asia, the Far East, Europe and later the Americas) by nomadic tribesmen, travellers and, most importantly by traders and merchants. Today, consumed all over the world, coffee has indeed greatly influenced both oriental and occidental cultures.

 

Coffee combines valuable qualities as medicine, food and beverage. But the stimulating and spirit-alleviating effects of coffee to all that sip it is its universal distinguishing characteristic. In addition to this, coffee drinking has long been adored with special ceremonial values in Ethiopia. In fact it has even gone to the extreme of being associated with the invocation and calming of special spiritual powers as to be treated in daily ritual manners within family members, relatives and among close neighbours. Thus prayers are said, the aroma of the steaming smoke is inhaled and sometimes the roasted beans are chewed on the occasion.

 

From this historical home of Coffee we have sourced the best that is available, we offer:

 

Yirgacheffe

 

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With a soft, fragrant, flowery note and a lingering intensified finish; it boasts a sweet, rich, smooth bodied flavour. Ethiopian Yirgacheffe has become on of the World’s must sought after Gourmet Coffee.

 

Limu Grade 2

 

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Characterised by its winery after taste this washed coffee delivers a vibrant, balanced cup with sharp Acidity and a balanced classic cup.

We offer two coffees from this region, a high quality washed Limu, and a certified Organic coffee.

 

Sidamo Grade 4

 

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An unwashed coffee produced in the old traditional ways, it produces a spicy character and balanced acidity in the cup.
Although from the same region as Yirgacheffe, and is a good rounded coffee, it does not match the superior quality of Yirgacheffe.

 

Kenya AA

 

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High Acidity, rich aroma, mellow with a hint of blackcurrant.

Our Kenyan coffee comes from the slopes of Mount Kenya, and its natural high acidity means that it is not a coffee for everybody. The continuing political unrest in this region of Africa has made it more difficult to source a fine coffee displaying the true characteristic of this region. However, our AA Kenyan is a fine example of what used to be more widely available.

 

Burundi AA

 

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Flavour:

Balanced body, bright cup with mild sweet\bittersweet flavours.

For many years civil war and political unrest has prevented this country from achieving its place as a major coffee exporter. Much of the coffee produced are highly prized “Mild Arabicas”, however centralised control of the washing stations prevented the marketing of high quality coffee separately from others. In recent years some of these stations have been privatised allowing a growth of independent marketers, and thus a higher quality coffee has become available. It is estimated that the Burundi coffee industry supports 800000 families.
We have now introduced a fine example of what the country can produce, and whilst maybe still not to same quality as our other African coffees, is well worth trying.

 

Uganda Organic

 

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Full bodied, pleasing acidity and sweet.

A shade grown, organic coffee from the slopes of Mount Elgon, on the Kenya border. Highly recommended, and makes a great espresso.

 

Malawi Mapanga Estate Coffee AAA

 

This single-origin coffee is grown on one of the finest estates in land-locked Malawi, Africa's smallest coffee growing country. The majority of Malawi's limited coffee production is purchased and consumed in Britain.

 

Carefully and meticulously processed and graded, Malawi Mapanga "AA" has a very limited production. We are excited to have sourced the rights to a limited supply, furthering our commitment to provide you the world's finest and most exotic coffees.

 

The cup characteristics of this coffee are typical of the best East African coffees. Malawi Mapanga "AA" has a full mellow body, a bright and crisp acidity, a wonderful fragrant aroma and a clean and polished finish.

 

The estate is in the South Eastern Highlands .

 

Tanzania AA

 

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Balanced body, bright cup with mild sweet\bittersweet flavours.

Our Tanzanian coffee is grown at high altitudes on the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro. This wet processed coffee produces an excellent cup.

 

Asia

 

We currently offer coffee from the following countries:

Indonesia
Papa New Guinea 
India

 

Indonesia - Mandheling

 

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Flavour:

Balanced body, bright cup with mild sweet\bittersweet flavours.

Our Mandheling coffee from the north of the Island of Sumatra may not be to everybody’s taste, as with all Indonesian coffees its low acidity, heavy body and musky flavour are unique to this region. It has however long been used to produce our famous Mocha/Java blend where the combination produces an excellent cup. It has also become an excellent addition to our espresso blends.

 

Papa New Guinea

 

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Unlike its close neighbour, Indonesia, the coffee from this country is fully wet processed, which gives it qualities more similar to those from Central America.

 

India Arabica Plantation A

 

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This coffee offers full-body with a mild flavour, and comes from the Southern highlands.