Preorder: Yemen Haraaz Red - Mahal Aqeequl Yemen Drying Station - 8oz bag
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THIS IS FOR A PRE-ORDER: Expected first roast is July 1st.
Our premium line only ships as whole-bean coffee.
|Region||Mahal Aqueequl, Yemen|
|Farm||Various smallholder farmers|
|Variety||Tuffahi, Dawairi, Jaadi, various other heirloom varieties|
||Sweet and tart with praline, lemon, mild berry and cinnamon flavors.|
The ways that Al-Ezzi does business in Yemen's coffee market is substantially different from the norm. Here are the main points that make their model appealing to us at Cafe Imports.
- Farmers are paid a high base price for bringing their coffee to Al-Ezzi's own or participating receiving stations, and are given premiums for coffees that meet certain standards of moisture, quantity, and quality selection.
- Coffee farmers are voluntarily issued ID cards, which are used not only as a point of pride and respect but also to keep track of their deliveries and ensure proper, timely payment.
- Each farmer's individual contributions are meticulously recorded, which means the coffees are traceable down to individuals—highly unusual in a country where the average farmer produces less than 100 kilos of cherry.
- Fresh, ripe red cherries earn an additional premium over dried cherries (how coffee is traditionally sold at market), as buying fresh cherries allows Al-Ezzi to ensure ripeness and quality before drying, and to control the drying process for evenness.