We’re proud to feature a Yemen-grown Crème de la Crème coffee for the 3rd year and running. Our Yemeni coffees are always the most complex and most unique. Honestly, it’s a rare coffee we always look forward to roasting. The cup profile has intensely rich aromatics of allspice, vanilla, and cinnamon, combined with a complex flavor profile of blackberry jam, rhubarb, plum, cranberry, green apple, and lingonberry. It’s the kind of coffee that has you looking for one more sip once you’ve finished the cup -- it really is that good.
We purchased three separate lots, all of which are from the Harazi region. Each lot is less than 66lbs and had similar tasting notes, so we elected to combine them. In total, we only purchased 160 pounds, so this coffee will be gone before you know it! Make sure to snag a bag while you can!
Yemen, a country of origin once known as the #1 supplier of coffee in the world, has reemerged & taken the specialty coffee scene by storm. Yemen has played a vital role in the world of coffee for over 500 years. Haraz, the region where this coffee is produced, is considered to be one of the world’s oldest regions to cultivate coffee. In recent years, many Harazi farmers have transitioned from growing Qat (a stimulant) to growing coffee. The farmer behind this coffee, Abdullah, is a 5th generation coffee producer. In Yemen, growing and farming coffee is considered a “heroic action,” as the environment poses many challenges. One innovation in particular is their sophisticated vertical irrigation system that has allowed them to grow spectacular coffee in a water-scarce environment.