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).
Our Founder's favorite roast.
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 arguable 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. Yes, raised drying beds and a litany of other innovations can take some of the best coffee in the world and propel it to new heights, but in this Yemeni Light you have the authentic mocha coffee that launched the coffee trade of today.
- For a limited time (until ~Feb '20), this is from the Haraaz Cooperative™ and Haraaz region. (Free regional lot upgrade!)
- 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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