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El Salvador
Aida Batlle
Grand Reserve Peaberry

A Delicious Accident
For a brief moment this winter, we have nature’s most delicious accident—the peaberry—processed by a leading light of the coffee world.

Only a handful of diminutive peaberry can be found in every thousand coffee beans. Aida’s pickers sort them out by hand, because they know the resulting coffee will be well worth the effort. In the cup, the Grand Reserve is uncluttered, crystalline, and sweet—a single, searching beam of light.
Each year, Aida does a very special peaberry preparation from her three family farms: Kilimanjaro, Mauritania, and Los Alpes. It's the ultimate precision selection from the ultimate farms, and ultimately very little coffee is produced. It’s so good, we consider it a gift to be able to offer it.
— Charlie Habegger, Green Coffee Buyer
El Salvador Aida Batlle Grand Reserve Peaberry
Mango, praline, lemon zest
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Roasts and ships on Tuesday, April 24th

Roasts and ships on Tuesday, April 24th

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About This Coffee
This coffee delights anyone who chances upon it, but for those who are already fans, it’s as precious as a ghost track on a favorite album.
Ever since her trailblazing Kilimanjaro coffee broke records in 2003, producer Aida Batlle has been in a class of her own. Intent on excellence but with an artist's eye for innovation, Aida makes superb coffee with unusual methods and rigorous attention to detail. Her Grand Reserve Peaberry is the rarest of her rare. Culled from her family’s three farms, cherry is hand-sorted to select peaberry, a natural mutation whereby a single round bean grows instead of two. Peaberry are thought to roast more evenly; if the consonance of sweet fruit in this coffee counts as evidence, then we’re convinced.
  • Our coffees go through a rigorous selection and quality-testing process, and we only share the coffees that have most captured our imaginations.
  • Each bag of El Salvador Aida Batlle Grand Reserve Peaberry whole beans is shipped to you within 24 hours of roasting from our Oakland roastery.
  • A cupping spoon and a soapstone hippo are two things our Green Coffee Buyer, Charlie, takes with him when he's sourcing our coffees.
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