YEMEN AL UDAIN: Natural AA
Our infatuation for Yemeni coffee gets deeper with this gem produced by Sabcomeed in Al Udain, which is the birthplace of the ancient Udaini coffee varietal.
The naturally produced coffee takes you on a journey to another time and place. It has a complex cup profile but is also quite approachable at the same time.
Tasting notes: Watermelon, Black Tea, Fig, Peach, Rosewater
This is our fifth coffee from Yemen that we've had on our offerings in the last 12 months - all produced by Sabcomeed. You could say we're a little obsessed with this origin.
☕ Cup score: 87.00
Yemen is a complex origin, with frustrating in-country logistics and a shaky economical landscape. Miraculously, this translates to complex cup profiles and varietals.
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
☠️ Tasting notes:
- Black Tea
☠️ Altitude: 1600 masl
☠️ Harvest: March 2021
☠️ Farmgate price: USD $22.50/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)
240ml water (96 Celsius, or 1 minute off boil)
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 40ml and let it bloom
0:30 - pour 40ml (total 80ml)
0:50 - pour 40ml (total 120ml)
1:10 - pour 40ml (total 160ml)
1:30 - pour 40ml (total 200ml)
1:50 - pour 40ml (total 240ml)