Yemen Abdullah al Kuhali Tufahi Natural Coffee (#010)

Wholebeans, 200g only. Read more below
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Fruity Flavours / Notes
Coconut Jam Pear & Guava Strawberry
Flavours & Notes
Coffee Specification
Bolivia Brazil Colombia Costa Rica
Dom. Republic Ecuador El Salvador Guatemala
Honduras Nicaragua Panama Peru
Burundi Ethiopia Kenya Rwanda
Tanzania Uganda Indonesia Yemen
Region Ibb
Producer Abdullah al Kuhali
Varietal Tufahi
Altitude 2300 masl
Brightness of Flavours
Full Bodied
Balance of Flavours
Dominant Flavours
Cup Score (SCA)
88 89 90 91
92 93 94-100 Undisclosed
Processing Method
Washed Natural Anaerobic Other
Roast Profile
Espresso Filter Omniroasted
More Information
What bag size(s) is this coffee available in? 200g
Does this include caffeine? Yes, this product contains caffeine
Is this coffee available as pre-ground? No, this is available as wholebeans only

About Yemen Abdullah al Kuhali Tufahi Natural Coffee (#010)

About Bonanza Roasters:Bonanza's coffee is not average; it’s not standard; or normal. From the moment coffee is planted until it is served, their coffee has gone through the hands of countless individuals who are all remarkable within their field. All critical efforts along the journey result in coffees that are a sum of choices made with the single goal in mind: how does the final product taste in your cup.

Established in 2006, Bonanza could be deemed as one of the 'originals' in popularising speciality coffee, least mention their gravitas within their home Berlin speciality coffee scene. Bonanza coffee doesn't have to taste the way it does, but it does. It's not your typical, it's unnecessarily good. But, maybe that's because they're unnecessarily driven...

About This Coffee:Bonanza are honored to share this fantastic coffee from the first ever National Yemen Coffee Auction. Yemen is home to a very unique microclimate, incredibly high altitudes and a wide of range of varieties rarely seen in European roasteries.

As opposed to the private Yemeni auctions of the past few years, the National Auction aimed to allow farmers and exporters to directly submit their coffees to undergo blind tastings to choose the coffees to be placed into the auction, meaning the winnings go directly to the farmer.

Although coffee's birthplace was Ethiopia, it was first cultivated in Yemen. The uniqueness of Yemen coffee can be attributed to the uniqueness of Yemen itself - Yemen coffee developed through the centuries isolated from the offspring of those smuggled beans that gave birth to coffee in the rest of the world. In Yemen, coffee is traditionally grown at high elevations in harsh environments receiving little rainfall. As a result, the varietals that developed in Yemen had to survive a harsh climate. They are the result of centuries of adaptation to these unique conditions - thus the varietals themselves are unique to Yemen. In addition, the added stress of these conditions on the plants increases the number of nutrients and sugars pushed to the cherries which ultimately increases cup complexity.

Cupping Notes:Nashi Pear / Strawberry / Coconut Jam

Process:This particular lot is grown at 2300masl and is processed as a sun-dried natural lot. Due to the lack of rainfall, Yemen coffee has always been sun-dried natural, further increasing the sweetness of the cup. Ultimately, Yemen coffee and its history are much like Yemen itself: mysterious, intriguing and complex.

Estimated cost savings for this special guest coffee:
Roaster RRP £36.50
Shipping £11.25
Customs £6.00
Savings £18.75 (35%)
(Shipped from GUSTATORY. Shipping to UK: £3.00, Europe from £7.00, Rest of World from £10.00)
Estimated dates for this special guest coffee:
Roasting On May 22nd
  Rest Period
Shipped From Jun 1st
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A home-brewed quality coffee is far less expensive than cafes

Issue: With the continuing economic uncertainty that COVID and the cost-of-living crisis brings, many are tightening the purse strings and choosing cheaper alternatives. However...For more: Comunicaffe International
...Whilst the purse strings may need to tighten, a better quality home-brewed coffee or tea is still far less expensive than buying individual drinks on the go. Over the last few years, many have taken the opportunity to improve their home brewing skills, and now with the equipment and know-how to recreate that authentic coffee shop experience from home, are enjoying cheaper quality coffees. With cafe coffees costing anything from £2.50-4.00 each, and with a bag of 250g quality coffee costing between £7.00-12.50 and providing you with enough to achieve up to 15-35 brews per bag (depending on brew method and strength preferences), the savings and better quality coffee are both there to be enjoyed.

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