Yemen Mocha – Lively with Overlays of Cinnamon
Yemen Mocha coffee is described as lively, even a bit gamey. The pleasant wildness of Yemen Mocha has overlays of dry cinnamon, cardamom, and dry fruits (e.g., raisins) and occasional notes of tobacco, wood, roasted nuts, or sweet spice.
Yemen Mocha Coffee Farming
Some of the finest Yemen Mocha is grown in northern Yemen just like it was a millennium ago on irrigated terraces on the region’s semiarid mountains where the water is channeled to the plants in rock-lined channels and rows of poplar trees shade the plants from the heat of the desert sun.
Marketing Mocha Coffee – Mattari and Sanani
Mocha Sanani coffee is known for its complexity and exotic pungency, while Mattari coffee (which is sometimes blended with Yemen Mocha coffee), is distinguished for its winey acidity.
Mocha Java Coffee
Of course Mocha coffee is most famous for the blend it creates with Indonesian Java Arabica coffee. Mocha Java is a traditional favorite with an interesting story. (See World’s Best History of Coffee.)
Mocha coffee is one of the first coffees to be cultivated on Earth, and continues today to be a coffee bean that is highly valued by specialty coffee lovers. Yemen Mocha is also referred to as Arabian Mocha coffee.
Yemen Mocha Coffee and Espresso Brewing Tips
For tips on brewing the perfect cup of Yemen Mocha coffee see the Espresso Coffee Guide’s section on Coffee Brewing.