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Square Mile's Yemenia is now up for preorder - £40.00 for 200g, roasted and dispatched next Thursday (26th November).


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Curious to try it but Yemeni coffee is for the quality very expensive at the best of times. Because of the hype and marketing that has gone in to this I think it is very, very expensive. Perhaps I am wrong and it will be a game changer but I will probably wait until next year's harvest when I suspect prices may settle down a bit.

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23 minutes ago, davril said:

Curious to try it but Yemeni coffee is for the quality very expensive at the best of times. Because of the hype and marketing that has gone in to this I think it is very, very expensive. Perhaps I am wrong and it will be a game changer but I will probably wait until next year's harvest when I suspect prices may settle down a bit.

Game changer nah, one can hope for tasty brew 

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1 hour ago, davril said:

Curious to try it but Yemeni coffee is for the quality very expensive at the best of times. Because of the hype and marketing that has gone in to this I think it is very, very expensive. Perhaps I am wrong and it will be a game changer but I will probably wait until next year's harvest when I suspect prices may settle down a bit.

Yeah I'm thinking similar. 

It's definitely over priced to an extent, but I guess limited supply accounts for some of the price. Maybe marketing and hype increases it further. 

Last year around my birthday I got some Panamanian gesha to try. I was going to do the same this year and get some from kiss the hippo. However, this popped up and I thought I'd change my plans. 

Prices of Panama gesha are still pretty high though. Maybe Yemenia will stay quite high as well?

I suppose geshas from other countries are usually cheaper, so maybe hype and marketing is just keeping the Panama stuff comparatively really high? 

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I've had too many disappointing experiences with expensive lots, expectations are so high having paid so much that it's hard to be satisfied. The odd one has been worth it, though

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3 hours ago, jaffro said:

Yeah I'm thinking similar. 

It's definitely over priced to an extent, but I guess limited supply accounts for some of the price. Maybe marketing and hype increases it further. 

Last year around my birthday I got some Panamanian gesha to try. I was going to do the same this year and get some from kiss the hippo. However, this popped up and I thought I'd change my plans. 

Prices of Panama gesha are still pretty high though. Maybe Yemenia will stay quite high as well?

I suppose geshas from other countries are usually cheaper, so maybe hype and marketing is just keeping the Panama stuff comparatively really high? 

Supply versus demand , prices driven not auction generally hoovered up by the Japanese 

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3 minutes ago, Mrboots2u said:

Supply versus demand , prices driven not auction generally hoovered up by the Japanese 

Totally see its supply vs demand. Hadn't realised the Japanese went for it so hard. Interesting, thanks for the insight! 

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It's crazy to think that one of the most unique and limited coffees in the world currently can be, at a regular 15-18g dose, be brewed at a similar price (£3 - £3.60) to your average high street festive coffee 🙃

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23 hours ago, nufc1 said:

It's crazy to think that one of the most unique and limited coffees in the world currently can be, at a regular 15-18g dose, be brewed at a similar price (£3 - £3.60) to your average high street festive coffee 🙃

That's a very good way of looking at it!

However, I think I'd still rather go for three £12 bags (250g). I'll see what people say, though, maybe it'll be worth it in the future.

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So, take the plunge and discover that it’s not to your taste - not a great experience.

Or, on the other hand, it could just be the most fantastic coffee you ever taste - possibly leaving you regarding all that cheap old £20 for 250g stuff as undrinkable going forward. 

For myself, there are still way too many coffees at slightly lower price points that I still need to try first. 
 

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John

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@nufc1 you make a very persuasive case!

Also a great option if your freezer is running out of space for more beans 😂

Putting Champagne onto the tasting notes is a clever little nudge to help justify the £40 price tag 🥂  It very nearly worked...

 

 

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I just got a bag of Yemenia from Quarterhorse, much cheaper as it isn't an 'alchemy' lot.

It tastes exactly like all the Udaini variety coffees I've had from Yemen before.

The fact its being sold as a brand new mother arabica variety when its the same coffee thats been farmed and sold for generations is just a load of marketing rubbish.

 

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16 hours ago, RTCoffee said:

I just got a bag of Yemenia from Quarterhorse, much cheaper as it isn't an 'alchemy' lot.

 

 

Thanks for this, good to know about these if I dig the Square Mile offering... nearly half the price of the Square Mile ones so a fair bit cheaper too! 

The lot Quarterhouse are offering went for $25 a pound and the one Square Mile is offering went for $66.50 a pound so understandable that it's almost twice the price I suppose. 

https://auction.allianceforcoffeeexcellence.org/en/lots/auction/2020-qima-private-collection-auction

How is the Quarterhouse? 

 

 

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2 hours ago, J_Fo said:

 

How is the Quarterhouse? 

 

 

It is a good coffee, full bodied, rich, very cherry like. If it wasn't due to the supply issues in yemen I would not be impressed for the price though.

 

Given how much the lot Square Mile went for theirs seems like great value.

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After 3 days the Bait Alal from Square Mile is seriously coming into its own on filter. Currently drinking an outstanding aeropress - sparkling champagne acidity on the finish. For coffees like this the quality of your water is so important - I dread to think of the number of people paying this sort of money for unbelievable coffees and then shoving crap water through it...

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Lovely V60 this morning, using a slightly amended James Hoffman method (1/2 the amounts but the same times).

2:0 on Feld

15g/250ml

30 ml Bloom for 45 seconds

45: pour up to 150ml over 30 seconds

1:15: pour up to 250ml over 30 seconds

1:45 little stir/swirl/tap whatever takes your fancy

Finished at 2:44

Deliciously fruity and jammy but also light and quite tea like.

I obviously wouldn't be buying these every week but I'm really glad to be trying them, they're gorgeous.

The process reminds me of an anaerobic process and it's not dissimilar to an anaerobic Gesha I got from Caravan a couple of years ago, got a similar strawberry milkshake/candy taste.

Square Mile recommend using a slightly coarser than typical grind and a brew time of about 2.30 so next I'll try one with the Feld at 2:2 and see how that affects the taste. Looking forward to trying a long steep Aeropress as well.

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Thought I'd cup these next to the pharmacie offering from Dog & Hat.

I love the pharmacie coffee, but the yemenia made every other coffee I've got feel boring haha. 

As others have said, jammy and getting a lovely hit of rose. It's definitely different to anything I've had before. 

Won't put this one anywhere near the espresso machine, too expensive to dial in and it's an absolutely cracking filter. 

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