Peaberry’s are smaller than more coffee beans, but are usually packed with light, fruity flavors. I was expecting something along those lines when I tried Barista On Duty’s Cameroon Boyo Peaberry. What I actually got wasn’t what I expected, but it was damn good!
Let me step back a little and tell you more about the Cameroon Boyo Peaberry. The beans come from Cameroon, a country in West Africa. Boyo is a division (think like a county here in the States) in Cameroon. The beans are Fairer Than Fair Trade certified.
Barista On Duty does what I wish all coffee roasted would do. He put the roasted on date right on the bags. This batch was roasted October 24th and I could tell they were fresh. When I brewed them in my French Press, they bloomed like I’ve never seen a coffee bloom. (When I say bloom, imagine it bubbling and expanding like foam. Thanks INeedCoffee for the description).
When I poured the coffee into my mug, I knew that this wasn’t like any other Peaberry that I’ve tried before. Instead of an intense, fruity aroma, I picked up on a dark, dark chocolate aroma that mixed with a hint of smokiness.
It did have a light body like some of the other Peabrry’s I’ve tried, but it had a heavy flavor that I would expect beans on the other side of the glob. I tasted a dark chocolate, that mixed with a thin layer of blackerry deliciousness. Also, a darker roast flavor came through towards the end of the sip.
A six ounce bag of custom “home roasted” Cameroon Boyo Peaberry is $13 on the Barista On Duty website.
Overall, I really enjoyed the Cmaeroon Boyo Peaberry from Barista On Duty. It earned a well above average rating of four coffee mugs on the Daily Shot Of Coffee scale. It was darker than I was expecting from a Barista On Duty coffee, especially a Peaberry, but it worked. It was loaded with great flavors and it’s the kind of coffee that a dark roast fan and a light roast fan could both enjoy.