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|SCA Cup score and notes||Intense aromas of spices and dark chocolate, a pleasant acidity with winey tones.|
Yemen Mocha Matari roasted coffee beans. In the central mountains of Yemen. Mocha Matari is grown at the highest altitude of all Yemen coffee's. Producing a rich, but sweet complex cup of coffee.
The Yemen Mocha Matari is one of the oldest coffees in the world, and has been grown and processed in the same way for over 1000 years. As the name suggests, this very special coffee is grown in the Bani Mattar district of Yemen, west of the capital city of Sana’a. However, do not be fooled by the word ‘Mocha’ in the title, this does not refer to chocolate but is instead the name of the Yemeni port from which the coffee bean has been shipped from for over a millennium. Based on the Red Sea coast of Yemen this port is famous for being the major marketplace for coffee from the 15th century until the 17th century.
Yemen Mocha Matari beans are slightly smaller than the average coffee bean, yet makes up for its small size with its concentrated flavour and fantastic aroma once roasted. Its size is the result of the high altitude at which it is grown, around 6500 to 7000 feet in the central mountains of Yemen. In fact, the Yemen Mocha Matari is grown at the highest altitude of all Yemen coffees. Roasted lightly the acidity and wild character of the bean can really be experienced.
The Yemen Mocha Matari is a medium to full bodied coffee which is absolutely brimming with exotic flavours of dark chocolate, cinnamon and cherry. Often regarded as having a deep bold wine quality, this coffee is rich and complex, yet sweet and fragrant. In fact, the combination of chocolate and cherry flavours means that this coffee is often referred to as having ‘dessert like’ qualities. In summary, the Yemen Mocha Matari really is a highly enjoyable and very rare coffee.