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Yemen Mokha Harasi
DSchell
I recently read the book The Monk of Mokha, and became interested in trying some Yemeni coffee. I've been home roasting for more than 10 years, and enjoy exploring new (to me) origins.

I bought the subject beans from Sweet Maria's, who describe it like this:
"Creamy Brazil nut, dusty cocoa, dried strawberry, cooked rhubarb, rustic date sugar, dried tamarind, black licorice, aromatic cedar wood. Wild espresso".

Neither my wife nor I liked the taste of this coffee. She described the objectionable element as "sour milk" and I can go along with that.

So can anyone help me avoid buying coffee that tastes like this, by telling me which of the words in SM's description to associate with this taste? If it helps, the other coffee origin I now avoid is Ethiopian.

Dave S.
 
baldheadracing
"Sour milk" to me means a stinker bean in that particular cup of coffee. Yemen's are typically primitive dry process and may well benefit from a bit - not a lot - of sorting both before and after the roast.

However, if you're avoiding Ethiopians as well, then perhaps the "sour milk" goes with the "rustic" descriptor. People who don't like "rustic" avoid natural-processed coffee and stick with washed coffees.

Here's Thompson's explanation:
 
snwcmpr
On the book.
Do a little research and you find he is not what he appears to be. Search lawsuit and Monk of Mokha.

Did you roast it?

I like Yemeni and Ethiopian coffee.
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Backwoods Roaster
"I wish I could taste as well as I wish I could roast."

As Abraham Lincoln said "Do not trust everything you read on the internet".
 
DSchell
Yes, I roasted it, like all the coffee I buy, in my HotTop. I stopped it just before second crack.

The Monk of Mokha was still a good story.
How many business people are free of blemish?

There doesn't seem to be any settlement of this suit so far, so the claims are only claims.

Dave S.
 
snwcmpr
I walked away from the book like a fairy tale was told to me. I do not believe much of what I read.
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Backwoods Roaster
"I wish I could taste as well as I wish I could roast."

As Abraham Lincoln said "Do not trust everything you read on the internet".
 
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