Process Coffee
Yemen Bani Al Areef

Roaster Location: Flag of United Kingdom Belfast


Roast Level: Light
Bean Source Country: Yemen
Bean Source Region: Harazi
Varietal: Jaadi
Process: Natural, Carbonic Maceration

1700-2100 MASL
Bani Al Areef Village, Haraaz⁠

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3 ratings
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Latest Reviews and Tasting Notes

  • Theodore (Ted) Chan, Managing Editor

    1108 roasts rated, avg score of 4.28

    4.50 - Average

    4.50 - Aroma

    4.50 - Finish

    4.50 - Flavor

    5.00 - Acidity

    4.50 - Balance

    Blind tasting, Leaderboard Season 13.

    A complicated and interesting affair. There's so much going on that I missed the red wine which would have screamed Yemen until after the Leaderboard reveal.

    I got caramel, evergreen mint, red fruit, green apple, fresh pluot, and lemongrass. Naturally sweet with a nice mouthfeel. On the recupping, I clearly got the red wine (Leaderboard said grenache, I think that's fair, I said Shiraz but I lived for a year in Australia).

    Cupping Method:Hario v60, 18:1, 196F 3x

  • Victoria S-C

    409 roasts rated, avg score of 4.32

    4.00 - Average

    Interesting! Not sure if I'd want it every day.
    2 months ago · See more from Victoria
  • Scott Greenaway

    140 roasts rated, avg score of 4.25

    4.50 - Average

    5.00 - Aroma

    4.00 - Finish

    4.50 - Flavor

    4.50 - Acidity

    5.00 - Balance

    This is a complex and intriguing roast! The aroma was reminiscent of spring flowers, but the floral quality was not present in the tasting. Instead the flavor profile strongly featured butterscotch caramel with a bit of a toasted oat and something else I couldn't quite place. This was quite sweet with a nice mouthfeel. Lightly astringent butterscotch lingered a bit at the finish.

    Cupping Method:Moka espresso, cream with no sweetener

    1 month ago · See more from Scott

More Details

Roast Level: Light
Light roast coffee is a delicately roasted coffee that retains more of the beans' natural flavors and characteristics. Light-roasted coffees have bright acidity, complex fruit, and floral notes. Light roast coffee does not have less caffeine than darker roasts because caffeine levels remain stable during roasting.
Bean Source Country: Yemen
With a history dating back centuries, Yemeni coffee is prized for its distinct, wine-like qualities, intense flavors, and fruity, spicy, or chocolatey notes. Grown on terraced hillsides and processed using traditional methods, Yemeni beans such as Mokha and Ismaili are rare and highly sought after by aficionados.
Bean Source Region: Harazi
Coffee from Harazi grows at high altitudes in terraced gardens that allow coffee plants to thrive in the Yemeni sun, tempered by the cooling mountain air. The prototype of Yemeni coffee, beans from Harazi are characterized by a rich, winey acidity, full body, and an aromatic spectrum ranging from dried fruits to spices and chocolate,
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