how about a 1/2 kg?
We might have access to some very special Yemeni Mocha Mattari coffee in the very near future.
* $19.90 per kilogram. *This does not include freight to you.
The Yemeni Mocha Mattari has been regarded as the shiraz equivalent of the coffee world with rich spicy winy tones and chocolate aftertaste. *Like other Yemen coffees it is hand dry processed, strictly hard bean and strictly high grown (over 5000ft).
how about a 1/2 kg?
Put me down for 1-2.5 kg, depending on availability,
Oops, swear that poll thingy wasnt there a second ago!
;D It was there... honest!
It is a hidden poll because the supplier wants the sale kept secret due to the high demand from people that buy 20 tonne orders!
Hmmm... prob not but we will see. It might be easier for people to create local "buying groups" for smaller than a kilo orders.Originally Posted by clarexican link=1116469513/0#1 date=1116472205
Biggest problem is that for $10 of coffee there is $7-8 freight.
Found these two while googling for more info... anyone else found anything interesting about the Mattari (Matari)?
Yemen Mocha Mattari Kaffeeklatsch
Complex, pungent flavor; heavy bodied with pronounced aromatic character
One of the world’s oldest, most famous coffees grows on the Arabian Peninsula in Yemen. Yemen Mocha is cultivated and processed today much as it has been for centuries. Grown on low bushes at 3,000 to 7,000 feet the coffee plants exist in harsh conditions. The dry climate produces small extremely hard beans which are irregular in shape and color. All of the coffee is processed by the dry method with many of the coffee cherries being allowed to dry on the tree before picking. When most of the crop is ripe, all the cherries are picked and spread out on earth patios to dry, then the cherries are milled to remove the hull and release the two coffee beans inside. This primitive and obviously organic method of growing and the rough conditions that the coffee endures account for the classic flavor this wonderful coffee displays.
Yemen Mocha Mattari is a full-bodied coffee which is simultaneously smooth and piquant, tremendously complex and overwhelming aromatic. It is excellent either straight or blended as in the classic Mocha/Java blend. A small amount will “spice” almost any variety of coffee.
One of the worlds oldest, most famous coffees comes from Yemen. The coffee is Yemen Mocha, long and justly considered to be one of the worlds greatest, uniquely delicious coffees. Once the subject of myth, Mocha coffee has become the object of misunderstanding and misrepresentation.
Mocha coffee takes its name from the Yemeni port city called Mocha. Until just over one hundred years ago, it was a small port in Yemen on the Red Sea. Some four centuries ago small quantities of this coffee with a very fine flavor, grown on the hillsides surrounding the town, were exported through this port. It was the first coffee enjoyed by Europeans. Soon after, all imports from Arabia were classified as Mochas. Mocha Sanani and Mocha Mattari make up about 35% of the annual crop and are regarded as the finest of the Yemens. The tiny Yemen crop is now shipped through the ports of Aden and Hodeida. Coffee production has become less important to Yemen in recent years. Production is relatively small and only a fraction of that is exported to other countries.
Yemen Mocha coffee is cultivated and processed today much as it has been for centuries. Seedlings, grown in nurseries, are transplanted to terraced farms (from 3,000 fee to 7,000 feet), which have been carved out of the steep hillsides. Lack of rain necessitates the maintenance of irrigation systems designed to provide the trees with controlled constant moisture. The relative dryness of the soil and air results in the production of a bean that is small and extremely hard. All of Yemens tiny crop is processed by the dry method, and much of it, in fact, is permitted to dry on the tree before picking and hulling. Again, it is the dry hot air that permits this unusual, but in this case, advantageous technique. Yemen Mocha is packed in special plaited straw packages known as "mats" rather than the bags now used universally.
The appearance of the bean is as unique as its packing -- smallish, irregular beans and a peculiar pale green to yellow color, yielding a distinct flavor. The Yemen Mocha Mattari has tremendous character and wonderful complexity. It can be described as winey, spicy, nutty, malty and fruity. Its uniquely acid cup makes this coffee simultaneously smooth and piquant (pleasantly pungent). It possesses heavy body, a characteristic usually lacking in its nearest cousins, the Ethiopians. This coffee yields one of the most superbly aromatic and uniquely flavorful cups in the world.
Is it similar to Y Mocha Ismaili?
I tried last time ( one of the lucky ones ) I fall in love with it. *My whole family want the Yemeni coffees now.
I d love to get 2.5-5kg. *Depending on supply.
The Mattari is nearly exactly the same to the Ismalli in size, shape and processing. The beans come from a different region but the end to end proess is the same.
Based only on my readings the Mattari often scores even higher in cuppings than the Ismaili but as you know coffee tasting is very subjective and we may not come to the same conclusions.
If you turn anything interesting-up in Google post it here for others to read. ;D
I looked few places in Google and they all say in chores.
IT IS A GREAT COFFEE.
I cannot wait to try.
I moved this from the Wishing Well to here Sunday 29th May.
Due to the nature of this expensive and rare coffee, the poll will close in the next couple of days so we can get the order in before the stock goes or the price rises.
Hate to be a PITA, honestly I do :) but is it possible to get 2kg lots?
Or can I vote twice for 1kg?
Not a problem Stephen.
Because the polling has already started I have added it after the 10kg option.
Thank you Andy.
Youve been mosht accomodating.
Not a typo but an attempt at a Sean Connery accent :)
Hmm, sounds good and Id love to try some, but 1kg is a lot of coffee to buy at $25-$30 inc postage if it turns out to not suit ones palate... Is this green or roasted? Whats the preferred brew method - espresso or drip / plunger? Any way we can get smaller quantities initially?
I thought I had already put myself down for some of this? Put me down for 2kg, please.
2 kg for me - sounds like a great buy!
if you want some coffee please vote in the poll
Up until a couple of months ago CoffeeSnobs smallest package size was 2.5kg... and we have lowered that to 1kg & 2kg now. We cannot make them too small as the economy of dividing a bag gets lost if we had to package and address 120 500gm bags out of each 60kg bag of coffee.
I offer no guarantee that you or anyone else will like the coffee. What you are buying is a share in a bag of one of the worlds rarest and most prized coffees. The Yemeni coffees are dry processed (lack of water there) and hand picked. The beans often have a slight musty odour when green (due to the dry processing) and often exhibit wine/chocolate after tastes. I dont know anyone who has tried a Yemen and said "YUCK"... but there must be someone.
They are also "ugly" beans, often small in size and odd shaped, bordering on tortured and we find more rocks and sticks in Yemen beans than nearly any other (please check well before grinding). This is once again due to the process of collecting them from terraced mountain-tops and often freighting the beans via camel back to the Mokha shipping port.
As for the price, my favourite analogy is to compare it to the LAVAZZA Caffe Espresso that I used to buy from the supermarket. It costs $14.50 for 500gm ($29 a kilo) and is nowhere near the quality of the worst coffee I have roasted myself.
Having said all that, $20 a kilo is quite high compared to the other world-class specialty coffees that we have here at $6-$8/kg and you may not find the Yeminis 3 times better (but many do!).
Originally Posted by gregpullman link=1117368693/0#14 date=1117407814
This bag is now closed.
Invoices will be sent late in the week.
If you have missed-out on this bag there is also the Yemeni Ismaili poll and more of our "standard" specialty coffeess will go up on poll later tonight.