Yemen has been a leader in coffee cultivation and improvement from the very beginning. Due to a dry climate, Yemen green coffee beans tend to be small and maybe a little ugly. Letting fruit dry and ferment on the beans gives them surprisingly diverse, yet well-rounded and delicate flavors.
Relatively rare nowadays, Yemen coffee beans tend to sell quickly. With a flavor often described as earthy, smooth and complex, they are prized for spicy nutmeg and cinnamon tones, as well as the sweet chocolate flavors that made “mocha” world-famous.