Yemen Mocha Mattari – Green
|Review Date:||May 2000|
Blind Assessment: Yemen coffees are famous for their wild unpredictability, from bag to bag and even cup to cup. This split-vote coffee appears to support that generalization. Several panelists discovered in it a variety of attractive, complexly nuanced Yemen virtues: chocolate, fruit, wine, berries. Others found it musty and flat, though still pleasantly rich.
Notes: An uneven but at times complexly nuanced coffee showing chocolate, fruit, wine, and berries. Madera coffee is relatively new, California-based green coffee broker founded in 1995. Originally the market name Mattari described either coffee from the Bani Mattar district west of the Yemen capital of Sana 'a or coffee from an ancient cultivar of cof
This review originally appeared in the May, 2000 tasting report: The Mocha Taste