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Yemen Mocca Hawari

SKU YEMHAWARI

Starting at $12.50 / lb
As low as $11.25 / lb
raw green bean Green coffee is raw Roast prior to consumption

""The best traditional dry-processed coffees of Yemen and Harrar have attained a near-mythical status among older generations of specialty buyers. Mythical for the recalled quality as much as the fact that, for the most part these days, they are nearly impossible to find. War, drought, and the passing of several key players has relegated these coffees to the dustbin of history, to be sniffed at and disregarded by those currently in the know, or so we are told. And yet, even amidst upheaval, coffee continues to be produced. And while much of it isn’t anything special anymore, there is the odd lot which arrives so resplendent with the dark fruits and spices of yesteryear that to not sing its praises would be to disrespect nearly everything that has come before us. Our recent arrival of Yemen Hawari is such a coffee. Practically exploding with blueberry, black cherry, fig and date, this is natural processing as it was meant to be. This is desert coffee, dried in such low humidity conditions that fermented, acetic flavors never have the chance to develop in the first place. A light that shines in the dark. Milled and exported by a woman, Fatoum Muslot, from a country in which women are too often marginalized, this fruited gem is the kind of retro-futurism I want to be a part of.""

Cupping Notes:It is a lovely, soft and sweet coffee with grape/blueberry fruit notes..

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Coffee Bean Matrix Attributes

  • CountryYemen
  • Organic CertificationNo
  • Fair Trade CertifiedNo
  • Rainforest Alliance CertifiedNo
  • ProcessNatural
  • DecaffeinatedNo
  • Altitude (meters)1900 – 2500 meters
  • Brightness:6
  • Body:4
  • Aroma:5
  • Complexity:5
  • Balance:3
  • Sweetness:6
  • Spicy:light bean
  • Nutty:-
  • Buttery:light bean
  • Fruity:heavy bean
  • Flowery:-
  • Winey:-
  • Earthy:light bean
  • RegionAl Qafr, Ibb, Yemen
  • VarietyHawari
  • HarvestNovember - February
  • DryingFull natural and dried on rooftops

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by on June 7, 2020

Mysterious and nuanced it is hard to find language to describe this coffee. Clearly it is not from a moist climate, the roast is fast! It tastes like a memory. Dark fruit combines with just a hint of the terroir found in African coffee. I roast it on the light side, just past cinnamon. It can be roasted farther to tone down the sharp winey front end and enhance the chocolate blueberry notes. It is worth every penny. My bag was spilled inside the shipping box due to the faulty zip lock seal on the bag but I salvaged every single bean.

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by on April 10, 2020

This is a great Yemen bean. I definitely get the dark fruit, such as fig and even a smidge of leathery notes. There's a softness to it, but deep and rewarding flavor. The natural process mean plenty of chaff, which can be a little messy and smokey depending on the home roasting method used. Since I wasn't roasting for anyone but my Covid19-quarantined self this time, I roasted in my tried and true Breadman bread machine and heat gun. This coffee is well worth the money!

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by on June 14, 2020

Distinctive and different from what you would expect from Yemen. The body and mouthfeel are a bit lighter than typical, but the fruit is ultra-concentrated with an intense fragrance and wet aroma of fresh blueberries! A mildly vegetal hibiscus acidity balances the heavier notes well, meaning that this wouldn't need to be blended and might even be run past Full City and still stay balanced.

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by on May 28, 2020

Like a chocolate bar with freeze dried blueberries. It is light on the palate but has a solid body. Low acidity. I pan roasted it a couple ways. I enjoyed it full city as well as lighter.

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