95% of Arabica coffee beans exist as a pair of seeds, sitting with their flat sides facing each other in a cherry. Occasionally, when only one seed is fertilised, the ‘bean’ develops into a single, perfectly round pea-shape. There is no way to determine before picking if a coffee cherry is a ‘pre-berry’ or not, so such beans are all hand-sorted. This also ensures a uniform consistency of quality and size across the batch, giving a very uniform roast, balanced taste profile and the bean, being more dense, a fuller-bodied drink.
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About S.D Bell’s:
S.D Bell’s is Ireland’s oldest independent tea merchant and coffee roaster. Established in Belfast in 1887, the firm continues to supply the finest teas and coffees from around the world.