As I mentioned previously, I had brought in some new coffees. Four to be exact. We have had one round of the Cuban Crystal Mountain and the Ethiopian Kaffa Wild Forest coffees. Both coffees to be savoured. To be much appreciated.
Last night I roasted the two remaining of those that that I brought in.
The Hacienda El Cafetal of San Cristobel Island in Galapagos is the origin of this coffee. This coffee, like the Galapagos Islands themselves, has an interesting history going back to the mid-1800s. The Hacienda has OCIA International Organic Certification, and has become and ecological tourist attraction on the islands.
The coffee itself has a very nice aroma with some nice fruit and caramel coming through. Another one to savour.
The Yemen Mocha Ismaili is the last of the new coffees to be roasted. I have talked a little about the history of coffee in Yemen, as it refers to the other Yemen coffee that we carry, the Yemen Mocha Mattari. You will find some of that here and here.
One of the highest grown coffees in Yemen, at altitudes of over 2000 metres (6000 – 7000 ft), the Ismaili is one of the countries most coveted. Even locally!
This is a coffee with great complexity. Not the sweetest, but rather spicy, full flavours.
Two very special coffees to be savoured somewhere warm at this time of year.