Limited Roast schedule. The entirety of any orders placed before roast date with this coffee will ship on roast date. NEXT ROAST 4/25
We were able to bring in a limited lot of Yemeni coffee from a new source this year. This special lot is sourced from a few small communities connected to one another in the famed Haraz mountains.
Our importer for this coffee has plans for the next few years to teach pruning, harvesting and drying methods (raised beds) that will not only increase the cup quality but also the income for each farmer who participates. This is important to the cup because, while one of our favorite origins, coffee from Yemen can be spotty at best: at times, fantastic and unique but usually disappointing and defective.
One reason for this is the same reason that Yemeni coffees can be so intense and complex, which is the environmental stress placed on the coffee plants. In the coffee growing regions of Yemen, rainfall is about 1/3 of what it is in similar regions of Kenya, where for years drought-resistant beans have been hybridized and cultivated. These prolonged periods of aridity force the cherry to develop in stages and, to put it simply, develop layers of flavor.
Combined with natural processing, this results in a definitively Yemeni experience: Both bright and creamy tropical notes with a note of rustic spice and a surprisingly clean finish.
ONLY SOLD IN 8OZ BAGS
WE ARE ONLY ROASTING THIS COFFEE ON TUESDAYS IN TINY MICRO-BATCHES. IF THIS IS PART OF YOUR ORDER, YOUR ENTIRE ORDER WILL ONLY SHIP AFTER THE YEMEN IS ROASTED. Read More...