Originally Posted by A Y
Were your ears burning? We ended up nerding out about wine and local produce more than coffee. Also, this sentence must occur in every StyFo meetup message exchange: “I thought you're white!”
I've been drinking this recently: http://www.gocoffeego.com/products/Bird-Rock-Coffee/Yemen-Haraaz-Red-Maraqaha-3704.html
It's sold out, but it's really excellent, with lots of berry sweetness that you can even smell without brewing it.
So AY brought me (turns out exactly) 40 g of this natural process Yemen and it was fantastic. No access to hot water but there was a microwave in the cafe gift shop at sequoia national park. Used a skerton grinder, aeropress, and scale (17g, 3 min for the first one then 23g 4 min for the second one and diluted). Got a lot of weird looks from people and one guy asked what I was using.
Is Yemeni coffee normally natural processed? I've had mokas but now I realize they might not have been Yemeni cuz I swear they were all washed.
Anyways it was fantastic. Opening the bag I get a giant whiff of blueberries and blackberries. The brew has a little bit of it but mostly earthy chocolatey barky notes with a hint of acidity. Similar but also so different from Ethiopians.
Beans were really tiny too. Roast looked really dark but no oil.
I want more. Going to keep an eye out for Yemeni coffee