Yemen Arabian Mocca
|Roaster Location:||Woodstock, Georgia|
|Coffee Origin:||Central Yemen|
|Review Date:||May 2003|
Medium-bodied, sweet, with the typical wild, slightly fermented Yemen fruit tones, in this case suggesting overripe cherry, apricot, and melon. In the finish the fruit ferment reads as a sort of brandied, bittersweet chocolate. A slight astringency in the finish suggests that during storage this coffee faded a bit, as Yemens quickly do.
Yemen is the world's oldest commercial coffee, still grown and processed as it was in the 16th century. The small-holding farmers prepare their coffee in the simplest of fashion: pick it and put it out, fruit and all, to dry on the roofs of their stone houses. Yemens can be among the finest coffees in the world, but the finest are difficult to find and quick to fade. CoffeeAM.com claims that "We're Changing the Way America Buys Coffee." Visit www.CoffeeAM.com or call 800-803-7774 for more info.
Who Should Drink It
Those who enjoy richly odd and wayward tastes in beverages.
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This review originally appeared in the May, 2003 tasting report: Roasters without Stores