Port of Mokha
Yemen Lot 106
|Roaster Location:||San Jose, California|
|Coffee Origin:||Al Hayma region, Sana’a Governorate, Yemen|
|Est. Price:||$45.00/4 ounces|
|Review Date:||October 2021|
Blind Assessment: Deep yet soaring, vertically complex. Dried black currant, dark chocolate, sandalwood, ginger blossom, tangerine zest in aroma and cup. Richly sweet-savory with deep, vibrant acidity; viscous but buoyant mouthfeel. The long, lingering, multi-layered finish thoroughly honors the promise of the cup.
Notes: Produced by smallholding farmers of the Bait Alal community from trees of the Udaini variety of Arabica and processed by the natural method (sun-dried in the whole fruit). Port of Mokha is an importer of specialty coffees from Yemen with a roasting operation in San Jose, California. Visit www.portofmokha.com for more information.
The Bottom Line: A vast, intense experience of Yemen coffee: intricate, lyrical, compelling.
This review originally appeared in the October, 2021 tasting report: Yemen Coffees: Variations on the World's Oldest Cup Profile