Coffee Reviews

Yemen Haraaz – Vennture Brew Co

Andrew Pautler

Yemen Haraaz from Vennture Brew Co

Coffee Details

  • Coffee Name
    Yemen Haraaz
  • Roaster
    Vennture Brew Co
  • Roaster Location
    Milwaukee, WI
  • Flavor Notes
    Cocoa melting into sweet berries. Sweet and citric.
  • Process
    Natural
  • Country
    Yemen
  • Region
    Haraz Mountains
  • Elevation
    1900-2440 MASL
  • Roast
    Light
  • Review Brew Method
    Cupping, V60, Chemex

Coffee Scoring

8.5
Aroma
8 / 10
Body
7 / 10
Flavor
8 / 10
Acidity/Brightness
9 / 10
Balance
9 / 10
Sweetness
9 / 10
Cleanliness
9 / 10
Aftertaste
10 / 10
Complexity
8 / 10
Flexibility
8 / 10
Pros
  • Wonderful fragrance
  • Nice balance of flavors

Cons
  • Felt a bit thin in the body
  • Not as bright and fruit forward as I was hoping for in a natural

Disclosure: Pull & Pour received coffee samples for this post, however, as always, all opinions are 100% my own.

This is the second review from the brew and brew based in Milwaulkee, Vennture Brew Co. The first, a washed coffee from Guatemala, was very impressive, so I was excited to try this naturally processed coffee from Yemen. I have an inclination towards naturally processed coffees, so I was excited to try one from a region I am not as familiar with coffee-wise. The flavor description of “cocoa melting into sweet berries” also had my interested peaked.

While this was a nice clean cup of coffee with some nice acidity, it wasn’t one of the top natural options I’ve tried. It lacked some of the strong fruit notes and flavor complexities I expect from a naturally processed coffee and the body was a bit thin.

The Bottom Line

This is still a great coffee, but overall I was a bit disappointed given my high standards for what a naturally processed coffee can be.

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