King Hadramaut Blend
|Blend of East African coffees
A grandly acidy coffee, austerely tart yet voluptuously sweet. Complicated by hints of green apple or pie cherry, but the main expression is the huge, rich gesture of the acidity. The finish is tart but round and opulent.
Some months ago reader Tim Jordan nominated this coffee for its "wonderful flavor." From my understanding, it is a blend made up of all or mainly coffees from East Africa. Hadramaut is a region in Yemen, though not one particularly known for its coffee. Visit
Who Should Drink It
This is a poster child for the pleasures of big, old-fashioned medium-roasted coffees with powerful but roundly sweet acidity. A purist's cup.
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This review originally appeared in the May, 2003 tasting report: Roasters without Stores