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The Yemeni Coffee Industry

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A country in the Middle East, Yemen is not as widely spoken of as other countries that produce and distribute coffee on a global scale.

But Yemen played a crucial role in the spread of coffee as a caffeinated beverage to the rest of the world.

Once upon a time, Saudi Arabia and the US were the major importers of Yemeni coffee, but over time, due to the war-ridden state of the nation, its coffee exports became inaccessible and expensive.

Today, Yemen doesn’t export nearly as much coffee as it once did. But still, their coffees are something to be relished.

Let’s understand more about Yemen’s coffee history and traits.

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Coffee Basics: Light, Medium & Full Body

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In our previous coffee basics blog posts, we’ve covered topics such as varieties vs varietals, levels of coffee acidity, and coffee storage.

Today, we’re tackling an important discussion on what a coffee body is, how it varies from one brew to another, and what it is like in a cup.

The coffee body is given a lot of importance when describing coffee because it is one of the topmost factors that weigh in on the quality of a coffee and how well-balanced it is.

Imagine enjoying the taste of a beverage but not so much the feel of it. You wouldn’t be too enthusiastic about drinking that beverage, would you? 

It’s the coffee body that ensures that your coffee feels and tastes right!

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This Is What Mexican Coffees Are Like

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With more than 500,000 coffee producers and a top-10 rank among the world’s coffee-producing countries, Mexico has established their ability to grow high-quality coffees.

But did you know that their beverage culture goes beyond regular coffee consumption? Beverages such as horchata, atole, and tejate are said to be some of the most popular non-alcoholic drinks that Mexicans and tourists alike consume.

That’s not to say Mexicans don’t drink coffee at all! It’s just that their coffee-drinking habits may vary depending on the region.

Let’s explore how the country began coffee cultivation and what a typical Mexican coffee tastes like.

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Coffee Basics - Levels of Acidity Explained

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The term acidity has garnered such negative connotations that, except amongst a select group of people, it isn’t truly understood in relation to the role it plays in coffee.

Yes, depending on the coffee, you can experience acidity that is overpowering and does nothing for your fascination with the beverage. 

But if you are careful to choose good-quality coffees, you will definitely perceive acidity as something that balances with the rest of its flavour profile.

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Ethiopia’s Coffee History & Trends

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Ethiopia is where it all began. Legend has it that coffee was first discovered here many many centuries ago.

Did you know that the story about the goat herder only came to light in the 1600s but actually happened in the 9th century? 

It is the arabica coffee plant that is said to originate in this East African nation.

Apart from its history, what exactly made Ethiopian coffee flourish to this extent? Wouldn’t you love to know?

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