|Roaster Location:||San Rafael, California|
|Coffee Origin:||Sana’a Governorate, Yemen|
|Est. Price:||$32.00/6 ounces|
|Review Date:||October 2021|
Blind Assessment: Elegantly fruit-toned, richly sweet. Dried black cherry, pipe tobacco, almond, vanilla, honeysuckle in aroma and cup. Sweetly tart structure with gently brisk acidity; very syrupy-smooth mouthfeel. The finish consolidates vanilla and cherry notes supported by pipe tobacco.
Notes: Produced by smallholding farmers from trees of local heirloom varieties of Arabica and processed by the natural method (dried in the whole fruit). Founded in 1995 by Brooke McDonnell and Helen Russell, Equator Coffees operates retail stores in the San Francisco Bay Area and provides coffee to hundreds of wholesale accounts. Visit www.equatorcoffees.com or call 800-809-7687 for more information.
The Bottom Line: A nuanced, sweetly earthy and fruit-forward Yemen with honey-like florals and notes of ripe stone fruit.
This review originally appeared in the October, 2021 tasting report: Yemen Coffees: Variations on the World's Oldest Cup Profile