Yemen exported, as the first country in the world, coffee from the port city of Mocha in the 17th century, and the country produces some of the world's finest and most sought after coffee.
We have - in a good collaboration with Yemen Journey and Coffee Collective - imported four quality coffees from Yemen. Two can be purchased here and two at Coffee Collective.
The coffee contributes to income and jobs in Yemen - both with the farmers and in processing and exports.
Coffee from Yemen - Jawda (119 kroner)
Jawda means "quality". Get a unique quality coffee from Yemen. Full and sweet with subdued acid. Notes of chocolate, pecans and dried fruit. It has a cupping score of 84.25 - see The whole profile here.
The coffee, which is of the Odaini variant, comes from the Sha'an valley at Ibb in Yemen. The coffee berries are grown, hand-picked and dried under the sun at 1500-1700 meters altitude, post-processed naturally and rests for 12 weeks.
Coffee from Yemen -Khawlani (89 kroner)
A coffee from Khawlani, Sa'ada in northern Yemen, which has been very hard hit by the war. Clean and full of low acid. Notes of cocoa, hazelnuts and flower honey.
The coffee is grown by the two brothers Ali and Faisal Marwan, who with their families have the farms Jalat Al-Enab and Al-Masa'arah. The families hand-pick the coffee berries and dry them under the sun, so that they are post-harvest treated naturally.
We are building a long-term collaboration with the families and our partner, Yemen Journey, has delivered net, stretched on frames, for the drying, and works closely with the families to improve the quality even more. The trade therefore contributes to the development of coffee production in the remote and very poor area. It the coffee, out of the ones we offer, that makes the biggest difference.
Read the blog post On a coffee trip that describes the first visit to the families in Sa'ada.
Both coffee is available in 250 g bags as toasted coffee in whole beans.
Supplied by Yemen Journey and Warfair
Toasted and packed by Coffee Collective.
Read more about our coffee from Yemen including the coffee farms and Due-Diligence in Warfair World.
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