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Origin Information

Grower
Smallholder farmers organized around Fatoum Muslot's Pearl of Tehama export company
Variety
Jadee/Jaadi Yemeni Landrace Varieties
Region
Al-Haymah district, Sana'a Governate, Yeman
Harvest
November - February
Altitude
1000 – 2000 masl
Soil
Sandy loam
Process
"Natural" dried on raised beds and rooftops in the whole cherry
Certifications

Background Details

Yemen Mocca Haimi Ecotact is sourced from family owned plots located in the Al-Haimah districts in the Sana'a governorate within the western highlands of Yemen, parallel to the Red Sea. Yemen is perhaps the most historic coffee growing region in the world, second only to Ethiopia, with a lineage spanning more than 2,000 years. Coffee production continues today with many of the same traditions dating back to the 15th century, like drying coffee naturally in the cherry on the rooftops of houses perched on the edges of steep mountain ridges. Mocca Haimi is the product of 23 producers who work closely with an export company called Pearl of Tehama. Through the collaboration small producers have learned processing techniques to ensure consistency in their coffee. Pearl of Tehama is also providing localized receiving warehouses to ease the burden of transporting coffee and ensure safe storage. Pearl of Tehama is currently helping producers organize formally because recognized producer associations can solicit international assistance for need infrastructure improvements like roads, schools and water systems.