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Yemen Sa’dah Khulani Rooftop Natural Process

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Coffee from Yemen is brimming with tradition. This coffee is a history lesson and a one-of-a-kind experience.

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About the Producer

Legacy farmers in Yemen often come together to create regional lots. The farmers that grew this coffee are located in the high elevations of Yemen’s Ṣaʿdah Governorate. The farmers make up a collective called the Khulani Coffee Society for Agricultural Development (KCSAD). This coalition brings together farmers from Ghamr, Haydan, Majz, Monabbih, Razih, and Saqayn. Firstly, their goal is to promote quality of life for coffee farmers and laborers both before and after harvest. Coffee sales and exporting from the region has grown rapidly since KCSAD started. Everyone involved comes together to perfect and share their collective knowledge through group meetings and farm exchange programs. They work hard to grow the economic viability of the region while manifesting healthy, efficient farms through the sharing of best practices.

Like Rigby Roastery, Pearl of Tehama is a family business. Founded in 1970, it is the miller and exporter of KCSAD’s coffee. For decades, they would export all their coffee under the name of the Muslot paterfamilias and founder, Ali Hiba Muslot. After his death, his three sons continued using the family name. In 2012, the business split up. Ms. Fatoum Muslot, the late Muslot’s daughter, still owns the coffee export business. Further, Fatoum’s eldest son, Yasser Al-Khaderi, is the company’s general manager.

About Yemen Coffee

Yemen was the first place on earth where coffee was commercially grown. The scientific name “Coffea Arabica” refers to the Arabian coffee supply that originated the global coffee market when the first exports from coffee’s native lands were sold to Western countries in Europe. High elevation climates that are as dry as Yemen’s are a challenging place to grow crops.

Agriculture that takes place on the Sarawat Mountains requires tried and true methods that are passed down and refined from one generation to the next. Coffee farms here are terraced at unbelievable angles along desertous slopes. Farmers manually drill holes in the rock to provide water to the trees in the parched climate. They space coffee trees widely apart here, about 400 per acre (compared to 2000 per acre as is common place in Central and South America). This is necessary because of the steep slopes, but also helps control irrigation and erosion. Farmers season their young coffee trees like a bladesmith folds and forges a sword, readying them for a lifetime of little water and harsh climate.

Unique Flavor

This Yemen coffee has all the hallmarks of that nostalgic moment when chocolate chip cookies or a batch of blueberry muffins comes fresh out of the oven. We taste more fresh berry and floral in our V60 pour over and more fudge and toffee in the Stagg. In conclusion, we can’t wait for you to try it!

Additional information

Weight 15.99 oz
Dimensions 6 × 6 × 6 in
Grind

Whole Bean, Toddy/Press, Drip, Aeropress, Espresso

Size

12 oz. Bag, 24 oz. Bag, 3lbs. Bag, 5lbs. Bag

Roast

Medium, Dark