Typically when coffee grows there are two flat seeds (typically called
beans) per fruit. In some rare cases only one rounded seed will form. This
single rounded seed is called a peaberry. The peaberry has a reputation for
having a better or more intense flavor profile. This may be the case some of
the time but other times the peaberry will be no better than a flat bean from
the same crop. One advantage that peaberries do have is that since they are
rounded they do roast a little more evenly and a little easier. This is
especially important in the case of rustic roasting methods where agitation
may not be as thorough as in more modern roasters. This is one reason that it
is believe that peaberries have a traditional reputation for superior

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