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Ive been buying green coffee from Sweet Maria's  for a long long time .

 

https://www.sweetmarias.com/catalogsearch/result/?q=+yemini+Mokha

 

they dint seem to have any now.  

 

Ethiopian is very very similar :

 

https://www.sweetmarias.com/green-coffee/africa-arabia/ethiopia.html

 

Im better w the war etc in Y they wont be getting any for a while, so those archived prices might not be for

 

what you might get elsewhere now.   one thing about Yemini coffee ;

 

its very very ' organic ' as the country is so poor , the fertilizer they might use , might be

 

" human "  or none at all .   the beans are paler than another Ive had , and much smaller 

 

doe this translate to flavor  /  I really cant say .  I doubt it.

 

they claim to fame for Yemini is Mocha .     Mocha + Java   ( green coffee from Java )

 

made a name for itself a long time ago , as the two different beans complemented each other

 

and gave a " com[plete coffee " when used together .   Im sure there were PR uses back then

 

and availablitily factored into the equation .     as there always will be.

 

there are many good books on coffee beans that discuss the evolution of the various beans around the world 

 

Ethiopian  ( the good stuff ) might have replaced Yemini , and Ive read in several places that Java

 

beans began a slow decline in quality after WWII , and of the " Islands " beans  ( indonesia )

 

https://www.sweetmarias.com/green-coffee/indonesia-asia.html

 

Sulawesi  these days is a better cultivar.    up to you  to decide

 

Tom's   ( of sweet maria's )   complex  reviews are consistently reliable , bean to bean.

 

you just have to add a " Fudge " factor to them to reflect your personal taste

 

remember , Coffee in-the-Cup    is a personal beverage , so its up to you to decided what you like

 

 

 

 


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I bought some of SM's Yemeni a while back. It was more expensive than their other selections.  It is really good coffee. Beans seem to be about the same size as the Ethiopian.

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That's the thing about opposum inerds, they's just as tasty the next day.

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I haven't gotten any Yemeni in quite a while 

 

maybe production has improved 

 

it does make a very good cup.

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a P.S.: re Ethiopia and Yemen :

 

Ive gotten coffee machines from ChrisCoffee in Albany NY. 

 

they sell high and higher end machines for business and personal use.

 

they also have a roasting business , 

 

they get bulk green beans , roast whole  and blends to certain root points and

 

expertly va pac the beans for sale , on line or pick up.

 

they also has a business selling ground coffee to businesses , vac pac'd etc.

 

ive been through this area of their business several times .

 

they have a Cyclone Separator  that spins the green beans around in a closed dry

 

cleaning system ,    heavy object fall to the bottom of the cyclone ,and higher dust and dirt are

 

cvccc'd off the top , more or less.

 

they have a several gallon glass jar that they collect some of the more interesting 

 

' heavy ' items , and keep them in that jar

 

the jar was 2/3'd full of  ' spent AK-47 bullets 

 

these mostly came from Ethiopian green beans , but from other places around the world 

 

dont remember if they did Yemeni coffee.

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