Yemen Coffee Tasting: An Epic Journey Through Unique Flavors
Yemeni coffee boasts a rich history. Originating from Ethiopia and finding its way to Yemen centuries ago, the credit for turning Coffee beans into this iconic beverage goes to the Yemeni people.During the sixth century, coffee traveled across the Red Sea to Yemen when the Ethiopian invaders invaded it. In Yemen, it was named qahwa, a term that once meant "wine" in Arabic and now signifies "coffee." This irresistible brew quickly became an integral part of Yemeni culture.
What sets Yemeni coffee apart is its unmatched quality, cultivated using traditional and natural farming practices that have endured for over 500 years. The exceptional flavor and aroma that make premium Yemeni coffee beans highly coveted worldwide can be attributed to the time-honored techniques used by the Yemeni Coffee farmers.
Coffee farming is rooted in ancient traditions dating back to the 1500s. Yemeni farmers meticulously cultivate coffee trees on mountainous terraces above 8000 feet. After letting them grow for five years, the cherries are carefully hand-picked, which is labor-intensive. The cherries are then sun-dried on rooftops for approximately four weeks. Once dried, farmers manually extract the coffee beans from the husks using traditional millstones and hand-clean them. Yemen follows a different approach than other specialty coffee-producing regions, where the fruit is typically separated from the beans before drying. This results in irregularly shaped beans and an inherent inconsistency in taste, which adds to the charm and intrigue of Yemeni coffee.
The Rich History of Yemen Coffee
Yemen coffee, originating from Ethiopia, found its way to Yemen, where it underwent distinct brewing methods, creating its version peculiar to Yemen. When the Sufi Monks discovered its potential in the 15th century, they began to utilize the darkened Yemen coffee beans for a stimulating drink to aid their night-time studies. This practice spread across major cities, making "mocha" synonymous with coffee.
By the 17th century, the port city of Al Mokha became the hub of the global coffee trade, establishing Yemen's dominance in the Coffee trade. However, competition emerged from Java in the 18th century, challenging Yemen's monopoly. Despite this, Yemen continued to grow and export coffee.
MOKAFÉ, a name that finds its origin in the ancient coffee trading port in Yemen "Mokha" and one of the most famous coffee-based drinks, Mocha - MOKAFÉ is a specialty coffee experience rooted in the values of sustainable farming, traceability of coffee beans, single-origin freshly roasted coffee and sourced from smaller farms to create the perfect coffee moment for you!
Ancient Typica beans from Yemen's picturesque Jama region with juicy, bright acidity, cotton candy, lemon, and jasmine notes.
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Ancient Typica beans from the picturesque Wadi Sail region of Yemen with juicy, bright acidity, and red fruits notes.
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Ancient Typica coffee grown in the enchanting Haima region of Yemen with Balanced, sweet, and medium aftertaste.
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Unlock the Unique Flavors of Yemen with MOKAFÉ
At MOKAFÉ, our passion for coffee revolves around the rich tradition and exceptional quality of Yemen coffee. Yemeni coffee, often hailed as the jewel of Arabian coffee, is renowned for its unique flavors and time-honored cultivation practices. We take immense pride in presenting you with the finest selection of 100% Arabica coffee beans, grounded to perfection, capturing the essence of Yemen's coffee heritage.
Our commitment to specialty coffee, particularly our MOKAFÉ Yemen coffee, remains steadfast. Each batch of our single-origin Yemeni coffee is meticulously roasted to enhance the distinct characteristics of the terroir, ensuring that every cup you savor encapsulates the true essence of Yemeni coffee. From the moment the whole-bean coffee arrives at the MOKAFÉ roastery to the moment it fills your cup, we're unwavering in preserving the integrity of Yemen's coffee mastery. Immerse yourself in our curated selection of MOKAFÉ Yemeni specialty coffee, where the flavors and aromas transport you to the ancient terraced mountains of Yemen, where this captivating story began.
We source only the highest and the best quality coffee beans from Yemen and Guatemala, ensuring a rich, flavorful cup of coffee with every brew.
Our master roasters use their expertise to carefully roast our beans to perfection, and delivering a consistently exceptional cup of coffees.
We're committed to sustainable practices that protect the environment and support the communities where our coffee is grown.
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The original Arabica taste from Yemen makes me feel good, simply divine.
Definitely a winner; tastes great both ways– hot or chilled.
Wakes me up in a jiffy. Just what I needed in the mornings
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Delicious! I love that am able to support sustainable farming.
I got this as a gift, & it was tremendously good.Here i am buying again.
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When you buy a bag of our specialty coffee, you will be indulged in the history and origin of the beans. We draw your attention to the finer points of the entire supply chain of our single-origin freshly roasted coffee. At MOKAFÉ, the coffee farmers take the spotlight with their sustainable farming methods, coffee growing, and trade practices.