It’s been a while since I roasted any Yemeni beans. In a desperately tired roasting session last night, I roasted a batch of Yemen Mokha Haimi to Full City. I was shooting for a bit north of FC, and even hit 450F, but was just starting a steady 2nd crack. Smelled yummy. I ground and brewed the tiny beans this morning and a wonderful, spicy brew came out. Incredibly pleasant, not terribly smooth, but pleasantly spicy. Can’t quite put my finger on the spice, but it was nice.
Once finished, I fed our dogs, checked on the garden, and was greeted by a tempter in the tree, not unlike this one (warning! all ophidiophobes beware of link!). Though not as lengthy, he measured in at a good 4’+. Gave me a start, but I suspect he was angling for some European Starlings – you are welcome to them, good sir!