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: This exceptional coffee was selected as the No. 13 coffee on Coffee Review’s list of the Top 30 Coffees of 2021. 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