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Yemen Mocca - Matari


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Coffee in Yemen is grown on mountainsides 1,500-2,900 meters above sea level. There are approximately 40 farmers with extremely small plots growing coffee in Raimah. Yemen has undergone a period of tragic violence and political unrest in recent years, placing its fragile coffee industry under dire threat. Top-quality lots of Yemeni coffee are extremely scarce, and we are fortunate to acquire a few bags of this exceptional offering. This spectacular lot is a minimally-processed, natural, and, like nearly all coffees from Yemen, among the most traditionally-produced coffees in the world. It exhibits the unmistakable profile that only Yemen can offer: dark chocolate, red fruit, velvety body, incredibly complex - like a fine port. Unique, delicious, and very special. We never know when the next opportunity will arise, but we're thrilled to be able to offer this coffee.

Coffee Bean Matrix Attributes

  • Brightness:5
  • Body:6
  • Aroma:7
  • Complexity:6
  • Balance:6
  • Sweetness:6
  • Spicy:heavy bean
  • Chocolaty:heavy bean
  • Nutty:heavy bean
  • Buttery:-
  • Fruity:heavy bean
  • Flowery:medium bean
  • Winey:-
  • Earthy:-

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by on July 31, 2010

OK, this one sure caught me by surprise... I take back all the things I thought about you when I first inspected the beans. This was my first experience with a Yemen and when I saw the very small and irregular looking beans I thought you sent me the "leftovers" from the bottom of the bag. I remembered "it's all about the cup" and decided to go ahead and roast some... WOW, this is a really good coffee! Maybe you should include a little about it's appearance in the description to prepare newbies for what to expect. Thanks for all the good service and coffees!

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by on February 7, 2014

how do you roast this bean?

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by on September 24, 2011

Wow, this is good coffee. Well worth the price. Surely a favorite in my coffee selection. I must say, it is difficult to hear 2nd crack, so need to go by visual. Once I find the roasting sweet-spot, I think this will be awesome coffee. Enjoy!

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by on April 28, 2010

Balanced acidity brings out a wide range of flavors which could be summarized as a wild complex chocolate bomb when taken approx. 30 sec into 2nd crack. A fun exotic aromatic rich coffee. I really like it!

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by on March 22, 2010

I had this ysterday morning while reading the Sunday paper. Not the first time, but now I'm worried it will go away so I am ordering again. This is too good to now have some extra around!

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by on May 3, 2008

Exquisite! OMG this coffee is amazing. Sucha different flavor than any of the other MANY coffees I've tried from here. IO ground the first pot three days after roasting and it was very good but as time went on, it got better and better and better. So the second time i roasted a batch, i waited a full seven days before grinding the first pot. Give this coffee a try. Its very different. You'll love it.

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by on May 19, 2007

Russ, assuming this is from the same lot from which i purchased a short while ago, it's a winner. In addition to the "usual"..or unusual qualities in a Yemen, there was also a nice bottom end. I use it as a 15% component in my espresso blend as well. A reminder to those roasting this...let it rest at least 2 days...or 3...and it constantly changes as it ages! I like mine about 6 days after roast. I take mine just a couple of cracks into 2nd. Discard any ultra light beans, but keep the dark tan ones.
I don't think it's possible to say too much for personal preferences and your review exemplifies it - thank you.
TIP: learn what takes place at each phase of the roasting process (read "Roast Styles / Names" in the coffee school section) then roast your coffee the way you like it, to bring out the qualities you want - good job!!

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