|Roaster Location:||Taipei, Taiwan|
|Coffee Origin:||Al Mahjr, Al Hayma District, Yemen|
|Est. Price:||NT $500/4 ounces|
|Review Date:||October 2021|
Blind Assessment: Focused, gently bright, complex. Dried goji berry, vanilla bean, clementine, baking chocolate, fresh-cut oak, lemon verbena in aroma and cup. Balanced structure (sweet, tart, savory) with richly pungent but juicy acidity; plushly syrupy mouthfeel. Deep and multi-layered in the finish.
Notes: Produced by smallholding farmers from trees of the Udaini, Tufahi and Dwairi varieties of Arabica and processed by the natural method (sun-dried in the whole fruit). Exported by Sheba Coffee. Euphora Coffee is a Taipei-based specialty coffee roaster with an active online community through which all sales are made. Visit https://www.facebook.com/coffee.euphora/ for more information.
The Bottom Line: Kenya-like in its pungent sweet-tart balance, with aromatics driven by dark berry fruit, citrus, sweet herbs and resonant vanilla notes.
This review originally appeared in the October, 2021 tasting report: Yemen Coffees: Variations on the World's Oldest Cup Profile