|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: This exceptional coffee was selected as the No. 22 coffee on Coffee Review’s list of the Top 30 Coffees of 2021. 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 www.euphoracoffeestudio.com 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.
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This review originally appeared in the October, 2021 tasting report: Yemen Coffees: Variations on the World's Oldest Cup Profile