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Yemen Harasi Natural Black Label | Green Coffee Beans | Archived

Recommended Roast Level:

City Plus (Medium)

Tasting Notes:

I cannot believe it has taken me this long to offer Yemen coffee beans! After I cupped a sample, I was blown away by the complexity and full body. With a scent reminiscent of a walk in the woods, this Yemen invokes notes of Brown Sugar and Dark Chocolate, with a definite Fruity finish. This coffee is wild and unlike anything we have offered before. It is delicious as a drip or pour-over, but absolutely shines as an espresso! 


Roast Level: City Plus (Medium)
Processing: Natural (Dry Process)
Region: Arabia
Flavor Notes: Dark Chocolate, Brown Sugar, Dried Stone Fruit
Body: Bold, Earthy, Complex
Brew Methods: Drip, Espresso, Pour Over
Country Region: Harasi
Certification: Direct Trade
Farm: Mokha, Fatoum Muslot
Producer: Fatoum Muslot
Varietal: Heirloom
Altitude: 1900-2200m

Yemen Harasi Natural Coffee Production:

Harasi is a coffee from the district adjacent to Ismaili, and in fact they merge to some degree. All the coffee here is grown on terraces, since little land exists that is flat, except for the lowland deserts. The coffee is hauled up remarkably steep slopes, carried in small amounts, most often by donkey. This lot was secured through Fatoum Muslot, who took over the family coffee business started by her father back in the 1950s.

They've long exported Yemeni coffee, and since Fatoum has started managing the group, she has worked to implement practices such as more stringent hand sorting and using Ecotact storage bags in order to directly affect their coffee's overall quality. We're quite pleased with the physical condition of both coffees bought from Fatoum this year, and the lack of underripe coffee and shipping in Ecotact has really benefitted the resulting cup quality.