About the bean
Yemen was the first country in the world to plant coffee and its tiny port of Mokha, on the Red Sea, was the first port to export coffee to a global market.
Mokha is a name associated with the best coffee has to offer. Yemeni coffee, organically grown for more than 200 years, is considered among the best of the best owing to the strength of its aroma.
Yemen Mokha Grade A is a blend of Mattari Grade A, Haimi Grade A, Harazi Grade A and Saihi Grade A from the following areas: Bani Mattar, Haima, Harraz and Saih.For an explanation of our different roasts, see here: http://greenbeanery.ca/pages/roasting-chart
About the bean:
Ethiopia, the legendary home of the coffee plant and Africa's largest exporter, grows remarkably varied and distinctive beans. One of the very finest comes from the Yirgacheffe region -- the only coffee allowed in the palaces of Ethiopian kings. Today, this bean, which grows in high elevations under a soft canopy of native shade trees, is developing an almost cult-like following among bean aficionados. Widely recognized as one of the world's most exquisite coffees, Yirgacheffe's fragrant and flowery citrus note sets it apart from any other bean you will encounter. Many compare its rich flavor to that of burgundy wines.
To best bring out Yirgacheffe's subtleties, roast it medium. Consider blending it to add nuance to other coffees. A few like it roasted dark: Yirgacheffe then becomes sharply pungent but very thin, bereft of all its flowery and fruity notes.
Two irresistible flavour forces come together in this divine blend. And, no. We haven't added Lady Godiva chocolate to the brew, just the best beans going.For an explanation of our different roasts click http://greenbeanery.ca/pages/roasting-chart View full product details