Yemen - Natural Haraaz Heirloom
ABOUT THE COFFEE:
Tasting Notes: Cherry, Coconut, Cocoa and Watermelon, Smooth mouthfeel, mellow and sweet
Variety: Mixed Heirlooom Varieties
Farm: Various small farm holders
Region: Haraaz, Yemen
Altitude: 1,500 - 1,700 MASL
Process: Natural and Sun-dried (Read about processing methods here)
Pearls of Yemen dried coffee cherries from very small farmers from Haraaz region and province of Sana. Yemeni Coffee is among the oldest and most highly praised in the world, for its deep, earthy, complex and pungent flavour. Yemeni coffee is in high demand with very limited supply so it's gotten a bit pricey. However, if you like a distinctive and truly memorable cup, it's worth every penny!
Over 500 year ago the monks in the remote Sufi Monasteries were the first to take advantage of the unique climate to cultivate coffee plants and brew them into what we know today. Over the years, they perfected a system of terrace growing, hand picking, and sun drying that gives the beans a unique flavour profile, and which is still used by farmers in the region to this day.
The beans were transported by camel from the highlands to the port of Al Mokha, from which tons of beans would be shipped all over the world to meet growing demand. By the 1600s, coffee had become popular in Europe and coffee shops started to sprout up around the world.
These days, Yeminis call the beans “Red Rubies” and folk songs are sung during the harvest. With every sip of a cup of coffee from Yemen, you’re tasting over 500 years of history.
* Please note that our shipping times will depend on when the coffee is roasted during the week to ensure we always send out coffee at it's freshest. If your order contains items as well as coffee beans, we will reserve your order until the coffee is ready to be dispatched. (You will receive order updates via email)