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Yemen Haraaz Red – Mahal Aqeequl Yemen Drying Station – Green Unroasted

In Stock: 25 Lbs
Yemen
Haraaz
Mahal Aqeequl Yemen Drying Station
Ja'adi, Tuffahi, Dawairi,
1990 - 2440 masl
Natural
84
Sweet and tart with praline, lemon, dried berry, and coriander flavors.
Medium (City Roast) to Medium/Dark (Full City Roast)

Taste: This exquisite Yemen has it all: rich fruity aroma, a complex taste profile, and easily identifiable flavors of red fruit, corriander, and lemon.  Marty even noticed a hint of leather and olives.

Roast: Start with a nice high charge (starting) temp.  We pulled them right after the very distinct 1st crack to capture all of the flavors.  But this hard bean takes all roast levels well.

About: Yemeni coffee farmers traditionally like to call the fruits of Haraaz Red  “Al Aqeeq Al Ahmar” (the Red Agate) after the precious and famous Yemeni stone.  In this manner they express their gratitude and appreciation of these fruits.

Shabbir Ezzi, an entrepreneur and the owner of exporting company Al-Ezzi Industries. Shabbir has invested not just money, time, and energy, but also his life by relocating to Yemen in order to make high-quality coffee a viable, sustainable, and empowering pursuit for the farmers in and around the coffee region of Haraaz. Shabbir had the passion for improving Yemeni coffee, but not necessarily the background in quality development: Jason requested that Al-Ezzi focus on buying fresh (not dried) cherries from producers and to dry the cherries evenly on raised beds rather than the traditional patios and rooftops. Shabbir agreed, and the collaboration has had remarkable results. Al-Ezzi still works with producers in the traditional way as well, and is able through their efforts in sourcing and sorting to buy coffee at different levels of quality and traceability from producers in Yemen

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.

  • 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.

Because of this alternative way of doing business with coffee farmers in Yemen, Al-Ezzi is able to offer different “tiers” of product from these growers, who are paid according to their quality and volume.

  • Moka Yemeni –Workhorse coffees of reliably good quality purchased as dried cherry and milled in Sana’a at Al-Ezzi’s facility. These coffees are a blend of different types and grades of coffees and have limited traceability but a classic Yemen profile.
  • Haraaz Traceable-Dried cherries purchased directly from producers who hold Al-Ezzi–issued producer ID cards in order to allow for both proper distribution of funds and full traceability.
  • Haraaz Fresh –Fresh coffee cherries purchased directly from producers in the Sharqui Haraaz microregion, where Al-Ezzi receives coffee at local collection points. Fully traceable through the producer ID cards. Coffee is dried on raised beds and milled in Sana’a.
  • Haraaz Red-Fresh cherries purchased directly from producers who have picked or sorted perfectly ripe fruit and delivered it immediately after harvest. Fully traceable through producer ID cards. Coffee is dried on raised beds and milled in Sana’a.
  • Haraaz Microlot-Fresh red cherries purchased from a single producer or small cooperative in a quantity great enough (at least 5 bags) to keep isolated and marketed under the grower or growers’ name.

This lot comprises fresh coffee cherries collected at the Mahal Aqeequl Yemen Drying Station that collaborates with Al-Ezzi in the collection and tracing of high-quality coffee cherry from farmers in the area.


 

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Brazil – Organic Peaberry – Natural – Green Unroasted


Sample (1/4 lb) $3.49 / 1 Lb $8.68 / 5 Lbs ($8.58/lb) $42.90 / 25 Lbs ($8.48/lb) $212.00

Brazil Serra Negra – MWP DECAF – Green Unroasted


Sample (1/4 lb) $3.49 / 1 Lb $8.59 / 5 Lbs ($8.49/lb) $42.45 / 25 Lbs ($8.39/lb) $209.75

Breakfast Blend – Green Unroasted


Sample (1/4 lb) $3.99 / 1 lb $8.99 / 5 lbs ($8.89/lb) $44.45 / 25 lbs ($8.79/lb) $219.75

Burundi – Mubuga – Ngozi – Natural – Microlot – Green Unroasted


Sample (1/4 lb) $3.74 / 1 Lb $9.74 / 5 Lbs ($9.64/lb) $48.20 / 25 Lbs ($9.54/lb) $238.50

Campfire Blend – Green Unroasted


Sample (1/4 lb) $3.99 / 1 lb $8.99 / 5 lbs ($8.89/lb) $44.45 / 25 lbs ($8.79/lb) $219.75

Colombia Excelso – Green Unroasted


Sample (1/4 lb) $2.70 / 1 Lb $7.29 / 5 Lbs ($7.19/lb) $35.95 / 25 Lbs ($7.09/lb) $177.25

Colombia Huila – MC DECAF – Green Unroasted


Sample (1/4 lb) $2.99 / 1 Lb $7.99 / 5 Lbs ($7.89/lb) $39.45 / 25 Lbs ($7.79/lb) $194.75

Colombian Excelso – ARGCAFEE – Green Unroasted – May Blowout Special


1 Lb (Limit 10 Lbs please) $5.99 / 5 Lbs (Limit 10 Lbs please) $29.95

Congo – SOPACDI – Women’s Coffee Project Micro-Station – Fair Trade Organic – Green Unroasted


Sample (1/4lb) $3.59 / 1lb $8.09 / 5lbs ($7.99/lb) $39.95 / 25lbs ($7.89/lb) $197.25

Costa Rica – DECAF – HG MC – Green Unroasted


Sample (1/4 lb) $3.99 / 1 Lb $8.99 / 5 Lbs ($8.89/lb) $44.45 / 25 Lbs ($8.79/lb) $219.75

Costa Rica – DECAF SWP – El Indio – Green Unroasted


Sample (1/4 lb) $3.49 / 1 Lb $8.99 / 5 Lbs ($8.89/lb) $44.45 / 25 Lbs ($8.79/lb) $219.75

Costa Rica – Las Lajas Micromill – Finca Pinitos – Gesha – Black Diamond – Natural – Green Unroasted


Sample (1/4 lb) $5.50 / 1 Lb $13.10 / 5 Lbs ($13.00/lb) $65.00 / 25 Lbs ($12.90/lb) $322.50

Costa Rica Cafe Vida – Green Unroasted


Sample (1/4 lb) $3.24 / 1 Lb $8.58 / 5 Lbs ($8.48/lb) $42.40 / 25 Lbs ($8.38/lb) $209.50

DECAF Bundle – Green Unroasted – 5% off regular price


3 Lbs (Reg. $27.37) $26.00

El Salvador – Carlos Lemus – Finca Pena Redonda – Pacamara – Honey – Green Unroasted


Sample (1/4 lb) $7.99 / 1 Lb $14.59 / 5 Lbs ($14.49/lb) $72.45

Espresso – Dark Blend – Green Unroasted


Sample (1/4 lb) $4.45 / 1 lb $8.99 / 5 lbs (8.89/lb) $44.45 / 25 lbs (8.79/lb) $219.75

Espresso – Light Blend – Green Unroasted


Sample (1/4 lb) $3.45 / 1 lb $7.99 / 5 lbs ($7.89/lb) $39.45 / 25 lbs ($7.79/lb) $194.75

Espresso – Medium Blend – Green Unroasted


Sample (1/4 lb) $3.45 / 1 lb $7.99 / 5 lbs ($7.89/lb) $39.45 / 25 lbs (7.79/lb) $194.75

Flores – Manggarai – Tuang Coffee – Green Unroasted


Sample (1/4 lb) $5.99 / 1 Lb $9.99 / 5 Lbs ($9.89/lb) $49.45 / 25 Lbs ($9.79/lb) $244.75

Guatemala Huehuetenango – “Women Coffee Producer Program” – Fair Trade Organic – CODECH – Green Unroasted


Sample (1/4 lb) $4.49 / 1 Lb $9.69 / 5 Lbs (9.59/lb) $47.95 / 25 Lbs ($9.49/lb) $237.25

Guatemala Quetzal Huehuetenango – Green Unroasted – PRICE DROP


Sample (1/4 lb) $3.49 / 1 Lb $8.19 / 5 Lbs ($8.09/lb) $40.45 / 25 Lbs ($7.99/lb) $199.75

Harvest Blend – Green Unroasted


Sample (1/4 lb) $4.00 / 1 Lb $8.99 / 5 Lbs ($8.89/lb) $44.45 / 25 Lbs ($8.79/lb) $219.75

Hawaiian Kona Prime – Green Unroasted


Sample (1/4 lb) $31.78 / 1 Lb $65.66 / 5 Lbs ($65.56/lb) $327.80

Honduras Marcala – Women Coffee Producer Program – Fair Trade Organic – Green Unroasted – PRICE DROP


Sample (1/4 lb) $3.59 / 1 Lb $7.89 / 5 Lbs ($7.79/lb) $38.95 / 25 Lbs ($7.69/lb) $192.25

India Plantation A – Ratnagiri Estate – Green Unroasted


Sample (1/4 lb) $3.99 / 1 Lb $8.79 / 5 Lbs ($8.69/lb) $43.45 / 25 Lbs ($8.59/lb) Reg. $215.75

Jamaica Blue Mountain – Fair Trade – Green Unroasted


Sample (1/4 lb) $19.99 / 1 Lb $47.99 / 5 Lbs ($47.89/lb) $239.45

Java – Frinsa Collective – Green Unroasted


Sample (1/4 lb) $5.59 / 1 Lb $10.69 / 5 Lbs ($10.59/lb) $52.95 / 25 Lbs ($10.49/lb) $262.25

Kenya AB – Iriaini – Green Unroasted


Sample (1/4 lb) $3.90 / 1 Lb $8.90 / 5 Lbs ($8.80/lb) $44.00 / 25 Lbs ($8.70/lb) $217.50

Kona Blend – Green Unroasted


Sample (1/4 lb) $5.99 / 1 Lb $13.29 / 5 Lbs ($13.19/lb) $65.95 / 25 Lbs ($13.09/lb) $327.25

La Minita Tarrazu de Costa Rica – RFA – Green Unroasted


Sample (1/4 lb) $4.99 / 1 Lb $10.49 / 5 Lbs ($10.39/lb) $51.95 / 25 Lbs ($10.29/lb) ) $257.25

Mexican Chiapas – CABONOCH – Fair Trade Organic – Green Unroasted


Sample (1/4 lb) $3.79 / 1 Lb $8.29 / 5 Lbs ($8.19/lb) $40.95 / 25 Lbs ($8.09/lb) $202.25

Mexican Chiapas – Cristal – Green Unroasted – PRICE DROP


Sample (1/4 lb) $3.99 / 1 Lb $6.99 / 5 Lbs ($6.89/lb) $34.45

Mexican Chiapas – Triunfo Verde Cooperative – El Triunfo Biosphere Reserve – “Women Coffee Producer Program” – Fair Trade Organic – Green Unroasted – PRICE DROP


Sample (1/4 lb) $3.99 / 1 Lb $8.39 / 5 Lbs ($8.29/lb) $41.45 / 25 Lbs ($8.19/lb) $204.75

Mocha Java Blend – Green Unroasted – PRICE DROP


Sample (1/4 lb) $4.99 / 1 Lb $12.99 / 5 Lbs ($12.89/lb) $64.45 / 25 Lbs ($12.79/lb) $319.75

Nicaragua – Aldea Global – Tierra Madre – Women Coffee Producer Program – Green Unroasted


Sample (1/4 lb) $2.79 / 1 Lb $6.99 / 5 Lbs ($6.89/lb) $34.45 / 25 Lbs ($6.79/lb) $169.75

Nicaragua Segovia – Fair Trade Organic – Green Unroasted


Sample (1/4 lb) $3.09 / 1 Lb $8.40 / 5 Lbs ($8.30/lb) $41.50 / 25 Lbs ($8.20/lb) $205.00

Papua New Guinea – Keto Tapasi – Chuave – Fair Trade Organic – Green Unroasted


Sample (1/4 lb) $5.59 / 1 Lb $10.69 / 5 lbs ($10.59/lb) $52.95 / 25 lbs ($10.49/lb) $262.25

Peru Norte – Lima Coffee – Fair Trade Organic – Green Unroasted


Sample (1/4 lb) $2.49 / 1 Lb $6.99 / 5 Lbs ($6.89/lb) $34.45

Rwanda – COOPAC – Kabirizi – Nyabiti – Fair Trade Organic – Microlot – Green Unroasted


Sample (1/4 lb) $4.29 / 1 Lb $9.29 / 5 Lbs ($9.19/lb) $45.95 / 25 Lbs ($9.09/lb) $227.25

Sumatra – DECAF – MC – Green Unroasted


Sample (1/4 lb) $3.79 / 1 Lb $9.39 / 5 Lbs ($9.29/lb) $46.45 / 25 Lbs ($9.19/lb) $229.75

Sumatra Aceh – Fair Trade Organic – GARMINDO – Peteri Bensu – Gayo – Women Coffee Producer Program – Green Unroasted


Sample (1/4 lb) $4.99 / 1 Lb $10.89 / 5 Lbs ($10.79/lb) $53.95 / 25 Lbs ($10.69/lb) $267.25

Sumatra Aceh – Harimau Tiger – Green Unroasted


Sample (1/4 lb) $5.99 / 1 Lb $10.99 / 5 Lbs ($10.89/lb) $54.45 / 25 Lbs ($10.79/lb) $269.75

Tanzania Peaberry – Green Unroasted


Sample (1/4 lb) $3.79 / 1 Lb $8.19 / 5 Lbs ($8.09/lb) $40.45 / 25 Lbs ($7.99/lb) $199.75

Vietnam Dung K’No – Duc Trong Mill – Lam Dong – Green Unroasted


Sample (1/4 lb) $3.69 / 1 Lb $8.69 / 5 Lbs ($8.59/lb)) $42.95 / 25 Lbs ($8.49/lb) $212.25

Yemen Haraaz Red – Mahal Aqeequl Yemen Drying Station – Green Unroasted


Sample (1/4 lb) $14.45 / 1 Lb $31.00 / 5 lbs ($30.9/lb) $154.50

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