Yemeni Light

50 reviews
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Coffee Roast Level Light 2

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Bursting with flavor and telling an incredible story. If you want to truly understand Yemeni coffee, then you need a bag of Yemeni light (12 oz bag).

    • One of our owner's favorite coffees.
    • Brew tip: Use water well off-boil (~195 °F / ~5 minutes off-boil). This is a delicate coffee!
    • Tasting notes: It's delicious & straightforward, and arguably subtle & restrained. There are the usual notes of citrus, tart cherry, and a rustic, winey/tannic mouthfeel. It's like our microlot but with the volume turned down. If you want Yemeni coffee without the bells and whistles, this is it. These are the famed, old-world production techniques.
    • Get 2 oz sample
    • When you open the bag you'll be greeted by small, irregular heirloom beans. They're not the most well sorted and the color is mottled; but what it lacks in uniformity it upgrades in flavor.
    • The beans are grown in Yemen's mountainous west at 1500 - 2100 meters. A network of small holder producers meticulously grow and harvest this heirloom coffee by hand, and dry it in the sun. It is then carefully milled and packaged for export.
    • Splurge and get our Reserve Light

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Hilary K.
United States United States

still amazing

My second shipment and it did not disappoint. Keep rockin' the Mocha!

Ben G.
United States United States

Seriously great coffee

My wonderful girlfriend purchased this coffee as a birthday gift. I recently did a 23andMe kit and found out I have strong roots in Yemen (I was adopted at birth). I very much enjoyed the Yemeni Light with its woodsy and leather aroma along with bright crisp citrus notes. I use a 34oz French press with 50-60 grams, and let it brew for between 4 and 6 minutes. In my personal opinion, this is best enjoyed black, maybe a splash of cream if you’re so inclined, but I strongly urge it to be tried neat, first. I love it so much that after writing this review, I’m gonna have to brew some up.

Ben F.
United States United States

My favorite pour over coffee

Outstanding! The hand written note was a great personal touch. Wonderful product and great customer service.

Bernadette T.
United States United States

Light roast

I am not a big fan of light roasts generally (absolutely loved the extra dark roast a while back), but this light roast is nice. I mix 15 grams with 7 grams of dark roast, pour 8 oz of water and get a really nice cup of morning coffee

Janelle W.
United States United States

We love this coffee!

We haven't been disappointed in any of the Al Mokha coffees we've tried so far. This one met the same standards. It grinds like butter in my hand ceramic burr grinder and tastes smooth and delicious.

Nusair B.
United States United States

Sent as a gift

I sent a pound of Yemeni Light to my cousin who absolutely loved it as much as I do. It's distinctive and different from any other coffee I have had before. Great experience, on time shipping, and fantastic follow up.

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