Yemen Sana'a Port of Mokha
Yemen Sana'a Port of Mokha

Yemen Sana'a Port of Mokha

A silky texture complemented by fruity and spicy flavors of apple, clove, and molasses.

$32.00
(6oz)
Roasts and Ships on Wednesdays
Yemen Sana'a Port of Mokha

Yemen Sana'a Port of Mokha $32.00

6oz
  • 6oz
  • 2lb
Whole Bean
  • Whole Bean
  • Coarse (French Press)
  • Regular (Drip/Pour Over)
  • Fine
  • Espresso

Origin

Marcala, La Paz, Yemen

Roast Level

Light Roast

Light Med Lt Med Med Drk Dark
+ +

Tastes Like

A silky texture complemented by fruity and spicy flavors of apple, clove, and molasses.

Citrus, Spicy, Chocolatey

Altitude

7,050 Feet

Variety

Udaini (heirloom Typica)

Processing

Natural

The Story

After not purchasing a coffee from Yemen last year, we are pleased to once again present a coffee that was brought to us through our friends at Port of Mokha, an up-and-coming coffee importer focused on specialty coffee from Yemen. Several years ago, Equator was introduced to Mokhtar Alkhanshali, a Bay Area based, Yemeni-American coffee entrepreneur who was actively working with coffee farmers in Yemen. His goal is to educate coffee producers so that they can improve quality and help establish connections between farmers and roasters.

This year we are featuring a coffee from the Al Hayma Al Kharijiyya District, an area within the Sana’a growing region. Sana’a has been involved in coffee cultivation longer than anywhere else on earth, and with growing altitudes over 7,000 feet above sea level, the region produces some of the highest grown coffees to be found. Our friends at Port of Mokha have been working in the Sana’a region for many years and it shows in the quality of the cup. Refined flavors, consistent quality and an ongoing commitment by the farmers to strive for excellence.

Since growers in Al Hayma Al Kharijiyya began working with Port of Mokha several years ago, hundreds of other community members have begun participating in specialty coffee production. One benefit of this new focus is the removal of qat (or khat,) a plant with leaves that contain an amphetamine-like stimulant. In the first year working in the region, farmers removed 14,000 qat trees to make room for coffee, and many more have been removed since

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