Yemen coffee has been described as "wild" by some because you never know what you may get. Coffee beans in one sack may not taste the same as in another sack because small farmers in remote mountain villages can get their beans mingled with various other beans from other places when they bring them to market. This can cause many distinctive flavors to get mixed together. Some farmers even store sacks of beans on the floor of their stone huts for long periods of time and the beans ferment. This flavor is something that some coffee connoisseurs actually like. It is described as a thin and tart flavor. Wow! That is kind of what I thought!
Another interesting fact I learned today about Yemen coffee is that the coffee grown in their mountains is called Mocha. (Many different spellings) It was originally shipped through the port of Mocha and that is probably how it got its name. Also, there are tones of chocolate that caused someone to attach the name to chocolate mixed with coffee. (My favorite!)
This coffee bean is probably one of the oldest types in the world and for some that makes it very special.
"I'll take one, extra hot, nonfat, tall mocha, with no whip, please."