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Country of Origin



About the bean

Coffee is grown in Yemen in mountainous areas on high plateaus and in valleys that are between 1600 – 2100 masl in altitude. It is known for being the first place to cultivate coffee after it was brought to the region in the 15th Century by Sufi Monks. Traditionally farmers in Yemen work on small plots ranging from 60 - 70 to 400 - 500 bushes. The variety mainly is Jaadi /Udhini which is a large bush known for its good production.


Unfortunately, in more recent times, the country entered a civil war in 2014, which has resulted in a scarcity of coffee from the region. Nevertheless, this did not stop the Yemeni continuing their journey and over the years supply chains have been established in 6 different regions in the country. In 2021 they produced and exported in total about 10 containers of specialty coffee around the world to Japan, Australia, Middle East, UK and Europe.


The coffee is produced on small, terraced farms in high mountains in very simple ways. All coffee is hand-picked, grown with the use of natural organic fertilizers and dried and dried on raised beds or roof tops. These coffees have been sourced through Mocha Mill one of the first specialty coffee exporters in Yemen. As part of their focus they are placing sustainability at the centre of their business practises. Yemen is a country facing drought and water shortages.


Harazi  is located in the south west of the country. Mocha Mill highlighted one area called Wadhi Almaa in the Harazi district for experimental processing. Here they worked directly with farmers buying cherry for experimental anaerobic lots where their team in the harvest worked alongside the famers implementing a harvest plan. These lots were fermented in barrels for 120 hours before then being slow dried for nearly 50 days.


Mocha Mill are implementing innovative irrigation and dry processing techniques to address water scarcity and reduce impact on the communities and their access to such a precious resource. The area consists of high mountains, plateaus and valleys that reach an altitude of about 1700-2100 masl. In total there are about 2000 farmers in this region; there are 9 collection stations and farmers will deliver coffees approximately every 3 – 4 days during the season.


Tasting notes: Dried apricot and fig with blackcurrant cordial notes of tamarind and a smooth silky caramel body


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