Yemen Haraazi Lot 2958 (2011)

Summary

Bean name Yemen Haraazi Lot 2958 (2011)
Country Yemen
Other info Jaa'di, Tuffahi, Dawairi & Ismaili

Description

Yemeni coffee is often little in provenance and information. This one is no different. It is called Yemen Haraazi, the varietals are Jaa'di, Tuffahi, Dawairi and Ismaili. They are grown at an altitude of 1500-2100 and are naturally processed. Also we know that the Haraazi mark means that it was grown in the Haaraz mountains, the region approximately 90km west of Sana’a city.


Population (2006): 21.4 million People
Coffee Production: 50,000 bags (60 kg)
Country bag capacity: 132 pounds - 60 kg
Domestic Consumption: practically none
Coffee Export: 50,000 bags (60 kg)
Cultivated Area: About 7700 hectares (19,000 acres)

This Yemen has the typical winey flavours, but there is a bright lemon-like acidity, yet super sweet finish. Very very clean for a Yemen coffee too. I think this is at its best in the brewed coffee method or with milk for a cappuccino. As an espresso the brightness takes over a little too much for my taste.

Roasting Information:
Into second crack is best, but you don’t want lots of those oils on show. BEWARE - it is chaffy, very chaffy.

"Quick Look" Guide:
Winey, lemon acidity, clean, sweet.

Good Filter: Yes, Good Espresso: No


Cupping notes

Clean cup 6/8
Sweetness 7/8
Acidity 7/8
Mouthfeel 6/8
Flavour 6/8
Aftertaste 6/8
Balance 6/8
Overall 7/8
Correction +36
Total 87

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