July 12, 2018
Believed to be the source of most cultivated Coffea Arabica produced today, it was from Yemen's ancient port of Al-Mokha that coffee flowed out into the world for the first time. Nowadays, a combination of factors - ranging from remote small farm communities working in relative isolation to difficult transportation logistics to political instability - have kept Yemen from connecting to the global marketplace.
That coffee ever managed to survive at all here, let alone for centuries, at extreme elevations in such an inhospitable climate classed as arid to desert, is a wonder. But a wonder coffee from Yemen certainly can be, as is the case with our Yemen Abu Al-Wudiyyan Coffee of the Week.
This coffee is in a word, "beautiful". Uniquely pleasant tasting with notes of blackberry, spice and pepper - it reminds some of Hawaiian Kona. Expect a nicely balanced medium acidity. We opted to sample the Abu Al-Wudiyyan as a City roast brewed in a Hario V60 pour over: we couldn't believe we didn't make more for seconds and thirds ... So lovely. This cup would pair well with fine desserts, such as crème brûlée.
Roast recommendation: Medium to Dark. For an explanation of our different roasts, see here: http://greenbeanery.ca/pages/roasting-chart.
Your Coffee of the Week $5 discount is good for either 1 lb of roasted Yemen Abu Al-Wudiyyan ($77.15 minus $5) or 2 lbs of unroasted Yemen Abu Al-Wudiyyan ($91.85 minus $5). For fans of less buzz, we're offering 1lb of roasted Guatemala SHB Swiss Water Process DECAF at $5 off ($23.83 minus $5) or 2lb of unroasted Guatemala SHB Swiss Water Process DECAF ($26.68 minus $5). Your selection is listed here.