About the bean
Eccentric doesn't begin to describe coffees from Yemen. A cup of Yemen is always a bit of an adventure. Zamarrud Al-Yemen (The Emeralds of Yemen) is composed of the best-tasting coffees from several growing regions and offers what most seek in a traditional Yemeni coffee.
A long history of trade and Yemen's old seed stocks, combined with the country's incredibly dry climate have culminated in a very distinct flavour profile: a particularly robust coffee with a rich aroma, long aftertaste and a distinctive chocolate note, which is what you can expect from our Yemen Zamarrud premium Coffee of the Week.
Yes. This is an expensive offering. The country's civil war has made getting coffee out of Yemen dangerous, difficult and, at times, almost impossible. For a number of traders, making the high-risk journey through Northern Yemen into Saudi Arabia has been their only choice. Prices for coffee from here have more than tripled in the last several years as a result of these challenges.
Yemeni beans are often used to make "Turkish coffee".
Species: Coffea arabica, typica, heirloom
Processing: Natural, sundried.
Appearance: 15-16 screen
Elevation: 1,100 to 2,000 meters
Flavour: Grassy and rustic with hints of spice and a rich chocolate underlay.
Roast: Medium roast (City to Full City+)
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About the bean
A traditional European-style espresso and a perfect balance of bittersweet notes. Jubilee is rich in flavour with an almond colouring and thick crema.
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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.