ProductCoffee from Yemen
The farm Jalat Al-Enab
Can be purchased here
Following decades of instability, Yemen has since 2011 suffered from a devastating war with tens of thousands killed and millions internally displaced.
About 24 million citizens, out of the total population of around 28 million, are in need of humanitarian assistance of one form or the other and close to two-thirds of the population live in extreme poverty.
The Yemeni people strongly deserves and desperately needs trade, jobs and income.
Yemeni coffee has been world famous since the 1700th century, where the country was the first to launch coffee export, through its port in Mocha. Still today, Yemen produce some of the most unique high-quality arabica coffee in the world.
Yemeni coffee today is grown in the same way as when the coffee export first began. The coffee is grown in small quantities on mountain terraces and in narrow mountain valleys, where natural methods in cultivation and drying at high altitude produce small beans with unique fruity flavors of apricots, berries, raisins and figs.
As coffee growing in Yemen has never undergone homogenization original strains of the Arabica plant has evolved in remote pockets of the mountain highlands, where local varieties are among the oldest genotypes still grown in the world.
High production costs associated with water scarcity, small scale farming and low production yields, leaves Yemeni coffee as one of the most expensive in the world.
However, giving farmers in Yemen an opportunity to export their unique product also allows them to make a living and the majority of the production cost goes directly to the farmer.
The warfair Coffee from Yemen will in Denmark be sold by Coffee Collective. The coffee is bought directly from the family farm Jalat Al-Enab in the Bani Bahr area in Sa’ada by our partner the Yemen Journey. The coffee is grown 1900 meters above the sea level in the dry and inaccessible mountains. The area has been badly affected by the war.
The family collects the cherries by hand and dries them naturally by sunlight on the roofs of the farm buildings. The farm only uses rain and natural fertiliser but there is currently no organic certification scheme in Yemen. The berries are hulled and sorted by hand.
Yemen has been badly affected by war. About 24 million citizens, out of the total population of around 28 million, are in need of humanitarian assistance of one form or the other. Close to two-thirds of the population live in extreme poverty.
The coffee production and trade generates highly needed income and jobs. Coffee is also a good cash-crop substitute for the addictive khat production.
In more than one way coffee from Yemen helps to create peace and progress.
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