Yemen Mocca Harazi

Yemen

Yemen Mocca Harazi

Monday Roast - Starting June 21st

Regular price $24.95 Sale


 

*MONDAY ROAST

This coffee is only ROASTED on Mondays Starting Monday, June 21st.

Please order by Sunday, 11:59 pm PST, to be placed on the roast queue to receive that week’s roast. Please note: Your entire order will be shipped together - as often this causes a delay if you order in advance. If you would not like your order shipped together, please order separately.

  

 REGION:  Haraz Mountains   FARM: 141 Smallholder Farms   FARMER:  141 Smallholder Farms
ALTITUDE:  1400 – 2500 M    VARIETAL:  Audaini, Dawaery, Tuffahi   PROCESS:  Natural    ROAST:  Medium


Try our selection from Yemen, this micro-lot has a raspberry flavor, with strawberry and  finishing off with cocoa.

 

This coffee is produced by small farmers in the high mountains of Yemen’s northwestern Sa’adah Governorate, who together comprise a grower coalition called the Khulani Coffee Society for Agricultural Development (KCSAD). KCSAD brings together farmers from across different districts, providing them with training and financial assistance. KCSAD seeks to inspire more ambitious farm investments by improving quality standards in harvest and post-harvest alike. Coffee growing is a deep social tradition that keeps communities together, most of the KCSAD producers are families who have been farming for generations.

“Khulani” is a term of terroir distinction, similar to “Kona”, that refers to high-quality heirloom coffee varieties produced in the unique climate and soil of Yemen’s northern ranges. Khulani coffee is widely regarded in Yemen as one of its best and most historic. All Khulani coffee is processed as a natural: hand-picked, sorted for consistency, and dried in a single layer in full sun on raised beds or rooftops. Maintaining coffee trees in a very dry climate requires the kind of proven techniques that only generations of farming can bestow. Coffee farms are iconically terraced on arid, incredibly steep slopes. Bore holes are dug manually into the rock to access individual water reserves for each tree wherever rain is scarce. Coffee trees are spaced generously, about 1000 per hectare (compared to 4000-6000 common in Latin America), both by necessity on the narrow terraces, as well as for better groundwater access and erosion control.

Yemen is the oldest territory on Earth to cultivate coffee. Its seed stock was used to create the world’s first ever coffee farms where coffee would be grown commercially for trade across the Arabian Peninsula and eventually mainland Europe. “Arabica” itself referred to the Arabian coffee supply that was the West’s first in history.

Yemen continues to suffer from protracted conflict that has cost many lives and displaced over 3 million people. Two-thirds of the country is in need of food or medical aid. Yemen’s ongoing civil war has not stopped those involved from dutifully managing and exporting the coffee harvests of the farms and families they represent. 








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