Another Yemen Mocha to savour. The Yemen Mocha Ismaili is the latest of the featured roasts here at Art Brûlant. Tiny little beans with a great deal going for them.
I have previously 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. The Yemen Mocha Mattari was also a part of the blend that made up our last feature the Mocha Java Re-Take.
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.