I’m a sucker for “Limited Edition” and “Special Release” items. I’ve had to make a conscious effort to stop seeking out rare / seasonal / one-time-only beer, for example. But when Cuvee announced a seasonal peaberry variety, I couldn’t resist. Peaberry, by the way, refers to a less common (about 5% of all coffee beans) where there is only one seed in the coffee fruit (instead of two), which is smaller and pea-shaped. Enter: Cuvee Coffee Santa Rita.
The official tasting profile on the bag says grape-like acidity leads into strawberry sweetness and a dark chocolate finish. I totally kind of sort of get that. It certainly has some upfront acidity, but without being as harsh has the Huckleberry coffee from a few posts ago. The beauty is that it balances itself with some more full-bodied chocolate-y flavor. It took a few sips to decide if I liked it. And then I decided that it’s great. If you come across one of these fair ladies, grab it and thank me later.