Haraz Mountains Mocha, Yemen

Haraz Mountains Mocha, Yemen

( 13 Reviews)
Historically an important and integral part of the history of coffee, Yemen is the origin of the term ‘Coffea Arabica’, which takes its name from Qahwa Arabiyah (Arabic Coffee). Indeed, the word ‘Mocha’ is a derivative of the name of Yemen’s Al-Makha port, through which coffee was exported to the rest of the world. Sea Island's Mocha coffee is produced in the rugged Haraz Mountain in the northwest Highlands of Yemen. Centuries-old stone steps are carved into the valleys where, at elevations of up to 3,000 meters above sea level, coffee thrives in rich volcanic soil. Produced by 500 farming families, the farms are small average just one acre each. Haraz Mocha is a superb coffee with a full body, overtones of raisins, a fruity acidity, and a smooth chocolate finish.
£9.00 per 125g
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Reviews

Lovely coffee, smooth with great flavour.

Awesome coffee, recommended

Definitely an after dinner coffee rather than a morning coffee in my view; it has a wonderful chocolate aftertaste.

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Climate / Geography

Yemen followed Ethiopia, its close neighbour and the birthplace of coffee, to be the second place in the world to cultivate coffee. Our Mocha coffee hails from the rugged Haraz Mountain in the northwest Highlands of Yemen. Centuries-old stone steps are carved into the valleys where, at elevations of up to 3,000 meters above sea level, coffee thrives in rich volcanic soil. Produced by 500 farming families, the farms are small at just half a hectare a piece.

Technical Information

  • Region: Africa
  • Country: Yemen
  • Altitude: 1500 - 3000 metres
  • Method: Dry Processed

Africa

Additional Info

Assisting farmers with the socio-economic development of Haraz is vital to restoring healthy agriculture and sustainable business practices to the region. Projects include paved roads, water treatment facilities, hospitals, all providing solutions to enable farmers to become independent and maintain a sustainable future.

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  • Grind fresh

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  • Keep it fresh

    Stale beans loses flavor. Keeping beans fresh is easier than you think. Once opened, store your bag of coffee in a cool dry place.  We recommend using a vacuum sealed storage container to maintain aroma and rich, full coffee flavor.

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    To get the most from your coffee we suggest drinking from a small glass. By drinking your coffee in a small glass (we sometimes use brandy glasses) and interspersing your sips with a little water, you will experience huge flavours from every mouth full.

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    Saliva helps to liberate the volatile aromas in your mouth and a big breathe of oxygen helps to carry those aromas up through the mouth and into the nose for retronasal smelling to take effect.  Our Head Taster, Guy Wilmot is obsessive about hydration as being one of the secrets to his success in the cupping room.

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    Steamed milk drinks like Cappuccino, Latte and Flat White are little daily pleasures we love. Be careful to not over heat beyond 70C as milk starts to burn and loses it's sweet deliciousness.  To avoid the temptation, use cold milk in a cold jug when steaming and make sure you have heated your porcelain cup.  Enjoy your drink as soon as it is prepared (they call it espresso for a reason) - it'll be the perfect temperature without being overheated!

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