Yemen Al-Khanshali Estate I Natural | Equator Coffees
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Zoom Yemen Al-Khanshalki Estate I Natural Aerobic Coffee - 6oz. Bag from Mokhtar Alkhanshali
Zoom Yemen Al-Khanshalki Estate I Natural Aerobic Coffee - 6oz. Bag from Mokhtar Alkhanshali - Tasting Notes

Yemen Al-Khanshali Estate I Natural

Mokhtar Alkhanshali spent 8 years working with Yemeni coffee farmers before finally launching Al-Khanshali Coffee Estates. The subject of 2018’s NYT Best-Seller The Monk of Mokha, Mokhtar is a longstanding producer partner of Equator, and a visionary for the future of coffee.

We are thrilled to offer coffee from Al-Khanshali Estates’ first-ever harvest. Join us in being a part of Yemeni coffee history and secure your bag today!

Roasted fresh & shipped from the Equator Coffees Roastery every Wednesday; Sold as 6oz. bags of Whole Bean coffee.

Flavor Profile

  • Origin

    West Haraz

  • Tasting Notes

    Spicy and sweet with flavors of apple cider, cinnamon, and clove.

  • Roast Level

    Light Med Lt Med Med Dark Dark

Origin Story

Mokhtar Alkhanshali

Mokhtar Alkhanshali—founder of Port of Mokha and the subject of Dave Eggers' 2018 NYT Best Seller 'the Monk of Mokha'—after 8 years of working with Yemeni coffee farmers, along with his team, is proud to launch Al-Khanshali Coffee Estates. Operating as a boutique coffee producer and importer, specializing in Yemen, Al-Khanshali Estates is launching this year with its first four farms; Al-Khanshali I, Al-Khanshali II, Al-Khanshali III and Al-Khanshali IV. The flagship farm, Al-Khanshali I is owned and operated by Mokhtar, who has complete control over each step in the production process. The others function as partner farms, where Al-Khanshali Estates works intimately with the farmer and handles all the processing.

This lot comes from Al-Khanshali I, located in West Haraz, it's both accessible and desirable for its unique microclimate and extreme high elevation. Future plans for this flagship farm include an onsite coffee lab, a complete processing facility and an onsite mill. This farm gives Mokhtar the opportunity to experiment with different processing techniques, research genetics, and develop various varieties.


7,550 feet




Anaerobic Natural

Why We Love This Coffee

This coffee was processed using a variation of the natural method referred to as anaerobic. After harvesting, the coffee cherries were left to macerate and ferment in an oxygen free environment for nine days before being dried on raised beds. The result is a coffee that displays a great deal of sweetness and intensely fruity flavors.

  • Sustainably Sourced
    Sustainably Sourced

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We treasure our relationships in the global coffee community and invest in projects at origin to support our partners in their commitment to environmental sustainability and social welfare. We also invest in reducing our day-to-day impact, through initiatives like energy-efficient Loring Smart Roasters to reduce carbon emissions per batch by 80%.

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