George Howell explains: “trifecta”

By ayr May 6, 2019

That’s George Howell’s hand with the seeds of one coffee berry.

Coffee typically has 2 seeds in each berry. There is a genetic defect called “peaberry” where a single bean grows instead of 2 seeds. You can notice these in a coffee bag because they look more “round” and don’t have a flat size. Sometimes roasters have the processors hold out just the peaberry beans. And they might taste a little different from the normal beans.

This berry was a “trifecta.” This is a defective berry that has 3 seeds instead of 2 seeds in the berry. Wow!!

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