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Yemen Mocca Sanani - Matari (2016 Crop)

As per sample
$5.25 / lb $694.45 / bag
Bag Weight 60 KG BAG
Harvest Season 2015/16
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Lot Number P602957-1
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About This Coffee

This grain pro bagged coffee comes from the Matari area of Yemen, one of the oldest coffees in the world. 

Country of Origin Yemen
Harvest Season 2015/16
Coffee Grade YEM CA NAT MAT
Bag Type Grain Pro / Ecotact
Processing Natural/Dry Processed
Cup Score 84.25

History of Coffee in Yemen 

We know that Ethiopia is the birthplace of coffee as a plant, but if you want to talk about the first intensification of commercial cultivation and exportation of coffee, we are talking about Yemen. The birthplace of coffee is Ethiopia, and the birthplace of the coffee industry is almost certainly Yemen. No place on earth has been cultivating coffee for international trade at scale as long as Yemen. For hundreds of years Yemen maintained a monopoly on growing and exporting green coffee. While coffee drinking expanded across the globe, coffee growing did not until the 17th century, and that only happened with assistance from a generation of determined smugglers and adventurers. 

Growing Coffee in Yemen 

Yemen coffee is grown on mountainsides so steep that farms must be terraced, creating steps on which coffee can be planted, a practice now hundreds of years old. In recent years, however, the challenge for coffee farmers has been accessing international markets due to conflicts within the country. It is extremely difficult to export coffee from Yemen under current conditions, which contributes to the prices being admittedly very high. But the 90,000 Yemen coffee farmers are known to be as resilient as their coffee (which has been studied by World Coffee Research for its hardiness). For most farmers, the practices around producing coffee have not changed for generations. Virtually all Yemen coffee is naturally processed, drying on mats or raised beds or rooftops, and is sometimes called the “mother of all natural processed coffee.” 

  • Status Spot
  • Cup Score 84.25
  • Processing Natural/Dry Processed
  • Bag Type Grain Pro / Ecotact
  • Coffee Grade YEM CA NAT MAT
  • Country of Origin Yemen
  • Warehouse The Annex
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  • CTRM Contract Number P602957-1