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#171: Post by Boldjava »

Looking for 3 an alternate (* below) Yemeni coffee lover to split the cost of obtaining 28 samples for the Yemeni National Auction. tldr: Cost? $104 (includes USPS priority shipping to you).

✧ What you receive: Seven 150-grams samples, chosen at random from the samples.
✧ Total cost to you: $104, (at my cost, no markup) works out to around $2/8-oz cup. Compare w/cost of sipping a cup at a coffeeshop. Calculation includes 15% weight loss from roasting and shipment to you. Do your own calculations based on intended use (espresso, strength preferences, etc).
✧ Who sponsors this? The Mokha Coffee Institute, co-founded by Willem Boot and Mokhtar Alkhanshali. Boot's lab had final say on lots entered after they were cupped in Yemen.
✧ Want more info on the auction?
✧ Any other obligations? Must I participate in the auction? No, but I would love your cupping/tasting notes in case I participate in the auction. They are small lots.
✧ Can I enter the auction without addt'l cost? Sure, keeping in mind that these small lots are in Oman. (Not sure if Port of Mokha Coffee (Mokhtar Alkhanshali) would piggyback this on his shipments). https://nationalyemencoffeeauction.sens ... n/register

(*) No spaces left but will accept one alternate just in case people's circumstances change. Contact me with a message.➦
We would work out details.

1. Dave
2. Sosha
3. Zeece
4. Chert

Thanks for your interest, Dave Borton, on that hunt for the next Red Cherry Yemeni...many of you know that story.

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#172: Post by Beast_Coffee »


I have recently bought a coffee roaster and was wondering if anyone else in this forum lives in The Netherlands as I would like to buy greenbeans from ITC but they come in 60kg bags and wanted to split them


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#173: Post by Boldjava »

Surprise. 28 Yemeni auction samples got dropped on my porch this morning, one week early from Oman>Leipzig>Cincinnati>Minneapolis>St Paul. Love the logos.

I hope to get them sorted today since I have a 15-hour poll judge shift tomorrow. They will go out to our 3 members who are in on the sampling with me:
o. Chert
o. Sasha
o. Zeece

You can see why we divvied them up. I have to practice some test roasts of 150 grams rather than 228 grams on the roaster before I run at these.

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#174: Post by Boldjava »

SOLD OUT, 7 minutes

Town: San Lorenzo
Farmer: Yulissa Chamb.

Grabbed a box of a Crown Jewel from Royal for our cupping group. Have two 4-lb packs remaining, $41.25 shipped flat rate to you. Beans hit my porch this afternoon.

Here are Royal's cupping notes: ""This is an anaerobically fermented washed coffee that tastes just like an immaculately clean natural. Typica and Catuai. At the cupping table we noted distinctive soft sweetness of Ferrero Rocher chocolates, pared elegantly with sweet cherry notes and a distinctive floral finish. The flavors reminded me a little of fresh green melon in a pour-over, while notes of grape candy, plum, and bright pomegranate were present as well."

Contact me over here via direct message and we can get it done. ---->

Pack 1: UseIt4Toddy
Pack 2: WingNutsGlory

(San Lorenzo fiesta pictured below.)

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#175: Post by wingnutsglory »

Looking forward to splitting some boxes! ... 84b4a2497c

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#176: Post by Chert »

I am looking for one or two roasters to split a 20 kg box of Qima coffee Yemen Amrash community deep fermentation Yemenia varietal Sana'a 2000 masl.

Qima's tasting notes baked peach/marzipan/black grape/lavender.

I would need to distribute 2 vac-packed 5 kg bags. 27.20/lb is my cost + shipping to you = $299.20+ shipping to you.

PM me if willing to cover 5 kg. If two bags are claimed I will place the order.

[EDIT]: this offer is no longer active.
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#177: Post by wingnutsglory »

I've been pondering when to jump on a new-crop Ethiopia Crown Jewel box from Royal. I'd be offering to split it three or four ways. It's tough not knowing what's coming in the future. They mentioned in a recent article they're being more selective this year. So far, the ones I've seen appear to strive for balance vs the in your face fruit experience that I've been after. That said, the Wolde Hirbe sounds like it may be worthy. Did anyone try it last year through Captains Coffee or any other vendors?

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#178: Post by GC7 replying to wingnutsglory »

If you don't find what you want from Crown Jewels or don't get enough support to split a box, there are alternatives IMO.

For an in your face berry bomb, the Bombe is just that. I have not tried this year's crop and it may not be as "clean" as you are looking for. It's available from a couple of vendors.

For a more elegant version, the Shantewane was just that, again in the last two years. I did not get this years crop but it is available from a couple of vendors.

I recommended the Ethiopia Hamasho Natural Grade 1 from Roastmasters in the greens thread. Now that I've tried it, it hits the mark just as their notes describe. Very clean and refined and yet very fruit forward (one roast so far). At the same time, you can get Aida's Finca Kilaminjaro Natural. Truly special. I will be trying their Ethiopia Yrgacheffe Reko Onancho Grade 1 (washed) tomorrow. It smells heavenly.

Finally, based on past years and a super good price, I bought some Keramo Natural from Happy Mug. It is a very dense coffee that requires a lot of heat for a natural. It's a raspberry, strawberry bomb, however, a bit rougher and less clean that past crops. I don't think its sorted as well as in the past and I've culled beans after roasting. It's been great to blend into our flat white recipes.

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#179: Post by mpdeem »

GC7 wrote: At the same time, you can get Aida's Finca Kilaminjaro Natural. Truly special.
I will second this recommendation. The Aida's Finca Kilaminjaro Natural is outstanding. I get blueberries, stone fruits, coco, and some honey on first impressions. My problem is that I end up drinking this coffee too fast to take proper tasting notes.

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#180: Post by wingnutsglory »

GC7 wrote:If you don't find what you want from Crown Jewels or don't get enough support to split a box, there are alternatives IMO.

Thanks for all those. Strangely, I've tried each one previously (albeit from prior years) and found most falling short of the descriptions/expectations. It may very well have been 100% on my methods/equipment/abilities at the time, a subpar lot, or something else, but most of them gave me less than expected. Bombe was one of the exceptions, and I found some solid berry there but it was hard to repeat and only lasted a couple of days. One great except lately has been the Yirg. Mufinga that Sweet Maria's now sold out of. I probably should go back and try some of those others now.