2022 PHILOSOPHY: Yemen Natural
We named this natural processed Yemeni coffee Philosophy because it's our go-to coffee to perform creative work, to improve concentration or to engage in thought-provoking conversations.
This natural processed Udaini variety was produced by Sabcomeed in Al Udain. It has a complex cup profile but is also quite approachable at the same time.
Tasting notes: Tangerine, Black Cherry, Apricot, Papaya, Black Tea
☕ Cup score: 87.00
After the Ottoman invasion and occupation of Yemen in 1536, coffee made its way to the heart of the Ottoman empire, to Constantinople, known as Istanbul today. Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent—the esteemed ruler of the Ottoman Empire—found the drink so delectable that he employed 40 coffee masters, who roamed the halls of the Topkapi Palace.
Soon coffee became immensely popular across the Ottoman Empire, as men would congregate at coffeehouses to socialize, educate one another, and exchange information. Since talking about global issues were frowned upon within the mosques, people would meet at coffeehouses in order to discuss various topics, such as protests and rumors of war.
Sabcomeed is a collective of specialty coffee producers focused on traceable, high-quality micro lots and other single origin specialty Yemeni coffees.
“Yemen has become the largest humanitarian crisis in the world,” states the UN. There are 24 million people in need of aid. Yemen has exported coffee globally for almost 500 years and their economy is tied to global coffee consumption.
In this video message below, Abdulrahman Saeed from Sabcomeed shares a simple way for us to buy coffee and help the people of Yemen.
COFFEE PRODUCTION IN AL UDAIN, YEMEN
This lot is the collection of 50 farmers from the Al Udain village. The temperature ranges between 9 to 25 Celsius with sun exposure lasting 8 hours per day.
The cherries are dried on raised beds 1 meter above ground. Moisture levels are maintained between 11.8 to 12.5 percent, and the drying period this season in Ibb ranged between 14 to 18 days.
☠️ Transparent origin
☠️ Single origin from Yemen
☠️ Grade AA Arabica coffee beans
☠️ Producer: Sabcomeed
☠️ Governorate: Al Udain
☠️ Region: Al Udain
☠️ Varietal: Udaini
☠️ Process: Natural
☠️ Cup Score: 87.00
☠️ Tasting notes:
- Black Cherry
- Black Tea
☠️ Altitude: 1600 masl
☠️ Harvest: March 2021
☠️ Imported by: WE THE ORIGIN
☠️ Roast: Medium
☠️ Brew: Filter
☠️ Whole bean