02 Oct '12, 10pm
#coffee The Coffees of Yemen
In comparison to our other Yemeni coffees, Harasi is a nicely balanced, sweet, and clean cup of coffee. This is not to say that the other coffees lack these characteristics. Rather, Harasi is unique in it's general uniformity and is not quite as "wild" as some Yemeni's we've had in the past. There's a caramel sweetness in the dry aroma, with lots of molasses and browning sugars. Big wafts of all-spice, and even turmeric came up from the dry grounds. The wet aroma is nicely sweetened, and showed signs of cacao and brown rice syrup. Dried fruit came out in the break with apricot and peach at the top of the list. The cup profile varies quite a bit depending on roast level. Lighter roasts (City+/FC) are creamy and sweet, with notes of macadamia and Brazil nut. Fleshy fruits prevail at this roast level with equal portions turkish apricot, and canned peaches. As the cup cooled, ...