Genuine Yemenite Arabian Mocha – full body
Genuine Yemenite 'Arabian Mocha' is one of the world’s best coffees, named after the harbour in Yemen from where it was shipped out for centuries. 'Arabian Mocha' is distinctive in both flavour and appearance, and grows under harsh, primitive conditions in the arid mountains of Yemen, on the Arabian Peninsula. The Mocha variety of coffee favours a terrain of low bushes on barely cultivated land, and these plants sprout miraculously from spring water oases and rock-hewn terraces where they have to struggle to produce every single coffee cherry. The centuries-old method for rendering the beans is equally arduous. When most of the cherries are ripe, the farmers pick them all at once and dry them on rooftops and hardened-earth patios. These dried coffee cherries are then hand-milled through traditional stone wheels to remove the hulls and release the two beans inside. This timeless, organic process is what accounts for the rare and naturally wild flavours characteristic for 'Arabian Mocha' coffee. Although the unusually small, rounded beans are irregular in form, size, and colour, they brew one of the finest cups of coffee on earth. The flavour is reminiscent of a spicy, fruity wine, cinnamon, wood, and blueberries with a full body and intense, exceedingly complex aroma – deep roast.
Best for: Filter coffee, Espresso, Cappuccino, Latte Macchiato