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




they dint seem to have any now.  


Ethiopian is very very similar :




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 )




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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