Rabbit Hole - Haitham Alamari, Yemen, Natural, 100g

Rabbit Hole - Haitham Alamari, Yemen, Natural, 100g

COF-RH-100-A1C-0014

$24.99 USD Regular price
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  • Description
  • Specs
  • Impressions: mango, blackberry, chocolate, pistachio
    Roast degree: 1.5/6
    Country: Yemen
    Farmer: Haitham Alamari
    Governate: Ibb
    Region: Alqafr
    Village: Qabal
    Altitude: 2000 masl
    Varietal: Yemenia
    Process: Natural
    Partner importer: Qima Coffee

    WHY IS YEMENI COFFEE SO SPECIAL?
    Thanks to the work of Qima coffee and Dr. Christophe Montagnon, we now have an explanation. When they decided to map the genetic landscape of coffee varietals in Yemen, they ended up discovering not only a new variety, but a new mother population: Yemenia.

    That is one of the biggest coffee discoveries of all time.

    This lot, from Haitham Alamari, is an exquisite lot made entirely of the Yemenia genetics.

    It feels like we are drinking aged wine full of berry notes. It has character and complexity, and the acidity reminds us of tropical fruits. It’s round and sweet, and the silky texture can make you think of delicate dark chocolate. The aftertaste is long and reminds us of pistachios.

    Yemen was the first country to cultivate coffee after it was discovered in the wild forests of Ethiopia, and 98% of the world’s known cultivated Arabica can be traced back to the country.

    Despite its rich history, Yemeni coffee now produces only 0.1% of the world’s coffee volume. Qima coffee aims to use coffee to better the lives of the Yemeni farmers by re-introducing one of the best and rarest coffee on Earth.

  • Quantity: 100g

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Joseph C. (Ontario, Canada)
Hesitating buying this Yemen coffee? Just go for it!

I have been wanting to try a coffee from Yemen for some time, so I could not resist treating myself with my last purchase. Yemen coffee is hard to come by.

And this coffee does not disappoint. It has the vibrancy one would expect of a natural, but also I also tasted more dried fruit than I would have expected from one, with some distinct savoury and spicy notes in the mix. Because of this interesting mix of flavour profiles you normally do not find together, I think even those who are not super fans of naturals (like myself!) would find something to adore in this. It was pleasant, approachable, and just funky enough to be something that immediately stood out as unique without being too challenging.

While I will admit that I was a bit nervous brewing a more expensive coffee, I found it very forgiving. I had it on French Press and v60, and even tempted my luck with an espresso shot, and I thought each gave me an interesting cup. I would definitely buy this rare treat again and keep my eyes out for other Yemen coffees.

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Joseph C. (Ontario, Canada)
Hesitating buying this Yemen coffee? Just go for it!

I have been wanting to try a coffee from Yemen for some time, so I could not resist treating myself with my last purchase. Yemen coffee is hard to come by.

And this coffee does not disappoint. It has the vibrancy one would expect of a natural, but also I also tasted more dried fruit than I would have expected from one, with some distinct savoury and spicy notes in the mix. Because of this interesting mix of flavour profiles you normally do not find together, I think even those who are not super fans of naturals (like myself!) would find something to adore in this. It was pleasant, approachable, and just funky enough to be something that immediately stood out as unique without being too challenging.

While I will admit that I was a bit nervous brewing a more expensive coffee, I found it very forgiving. I had it on French Press and v60, and even tempted my luck with an espresso shot, and I thought each gave me an interesting cup. I would definitely buy this rare treat again and keep my eyes out for other Yemen coffees.

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