Similar to Ethiopia, Yemen has one of the oldest relationships with coffee with the terrain and varietals very similar. Steep, arid mountainous land provides a breathtaking backdrop for Yemeni coffee farms. The coffee appears to be growing wild with absolute minimum cultivation. Although not certified, can be considered to be grown organically.
Almost a journey back to the very origin of coffee, the flavours are sweet, complex and exotic.
Hand nurtured trees, hand picked red cherries and sun dried on the roof-tops in the Hamasil village.
This is old-growth Yemeni heirloom coffee at it's very best.
In the cup it's big, bold, deep with fat aromatics and a thick heavy viscous body and mouth feel. A delight to watch pour from the portafilter.
This is a slightly larger bean than the Ismaili but still a small bean and very well sorted.
Truly worth savouring.
Recommended roasting time (from roast date); minimum 7 days
TheRoasters recommend a medium or dark roast for the most complex flavours.