Coffee from Yemen
Product:Coffee, Arabica, Traditional Black
Producer:The farm Jalat al-Enab in Saa'da
Partner: The Yemen Journey.
Due Diligence Report: See Open.
Dealer: Coffee Collective (next delivery in May 2021) and Warfair store.
About the coffee from Yemen
The coffee from Yemen has been world famous since the 17th century, where the country was the first to start the export of coffee through the harbor town of Mocca. Today, Yemen produces some of the world's most unique Arabica coffee.
The coffee is still grown today in the same way as then almost 400 years ago. The coffee trees grow on smaller grounds high up on mountain terraces and in narrow mountain valleys, where the natural cultivation methods and drying up in the heights produce small beans with special fruitaromas of apricot, berries, raisins and figs.
When the coffee has only been refined locally, the original varieties of Arabica plant have developed in the remote mountain pockets, where local varieties are among the oldest in the world.
The quality, high production costs, the water deficiency, the small use and the low yields make the coffee from Yemen to one of the most expensive in the world. But the coffee gives farmers an income and the vast majority of revenue from production in Yemen goes to farmers.
Our partner, The Yemen Journey., buy the coffee directly from family agriculture Jalat Al-Enab in Bani Bahr area in Sa'ada. The coffee grows in the height of 1900 meters in the dry and inaccessible mountains in Yemen. The area has been severely affected by the war.
The family plucks the coffee loads in the hand and dries them naturally in the sun on the roof of their farm, and now also on the net excited on frames that Yemen Journey has provided. There is only used water and natural fertilizer, but there is not yet an organic certification scheme in Yemen. The coffee beans become peeled and then sorted in hand.
Warfair coffee from Yemen is sold in Denmark by Coffee Collective.
After decades of instability, Yemen since 2011 has experienced a devastating war, where tens of thousands have been killed and millions are internally displaced.
About 24 million, out of the total population of just over 28 million, need relief and close to two-thirds of the population live in extreme poverty.
The coffee cultivation and the trade in coffee creates income and work, and it is needful. The coffee is also a good alternative to the harmful khat production.
In more than one way, the coffee therefore contributes to peace and progress in Yemen.