YEMEN AL SANA'A: Anaerobic Natural AA
This exotic Yemeni gem is anaerobically processed and extremely rare. The tropical fruit complexity is the exact reason why we're so intrigued by coffee from Yemen - the flavours change with almost every sip.
Tasting notes: Blackcurrant, Sidr Honey, Jackfruit, Pomegranate, Rambutan
☕ Cup score: 89.00
Yemen is a complex origin, with frustrating in-country logistics and a shaky economical landscape. Miraculously, this translates to complex cup profiles and varietals.
This Grade AA Udaini variety is from Sana'a, Yemen purchased via Direct Trade by our green coffee organization WE THE ORIGIN, directly from Yemeni coffee producer Sabcomeed.
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.
The Sana'a community is a collective of small farmers, some of whom produce as little as 5 kg of coffee in an entire season. They maintain their farms at 1800 meters above sea level and combine their harvest to produce the Sana'a community lot, making this an extremely rare nano-lot.
Post-harvest, the coffee was processed anaerobically (100 hours cherry anaerobic fermentation, 18 hours parchment anaerobic fermentation).
The artwork on the coffee bag was created by Humaid Mansoor (@humaidm), an artist based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
COFFEE PRODUCTION IN AL SANA'A, YEMEN
This lot is the collection of 50 farmers from the Al Sanaa village.
The temperature ranges between 9 to 25 Celsius with sun exposure lasting 8 hours per day.
This anaerobic process was achieved through bag fermentation. After the coffee cherries were picked, they were washed and placed in Ecotact bags for 72 hours maintaining a PH level of 3.6. The cherries were then place on raised beds (15kgs on each bed at a time) and left to dry between 14 to 20 days.
☠️ Transparent origin
☠️ Single origin from Yemen
☠️ Grade AA Arabica coffee beans
☠️ Producer: Sabcomeed
☠️ Governorate: Al Sana'a
☠️ Region: Al Sana'a
☠️ Varietal: Udaini
☠️ Process: Anaerobic Natural
☠️ Tasting notes:
- Sidr Honey
☠️ Altitude: 1800 masl
☠️ Harvest: March 2021
☠️ Farmgate price: USD $25.00/kg
☠️ Imported by: WE THE ORIGIN
☠️ Roast: Medium
☠️ Brew: Filter
☠️ Whole bean
V60 BREW GUIDE
Here's our brew guide for the v60.
You can use this same brew guide on a different pour over brewer (such as Origami or Kalita, etc).
16g coffee (grind: medium/fine)
250ml water (1 minute off boil)
2 minutes, 45 seconds brew time
Step by Step
Before starting, rinse the filter to eliminate any paper taste from your brew. Also, pre-heat your mug/vessel by pouring some hot water into it and then discard that water.
0:00 - pour 50ml
0:30 - pour 50ml (total 100ml)
1:00 - pour 50ml (total 150ml)
1:30 - pour 50ml (total 200ml)
2:00 - pour 50ml (total 250ml)
The brew should end around 2:45, could be a little shorter or longer. Don’t allow it to go past 3:00.