The History of Coffee in Yemen

The history of coffee in Yemen goes back centuries and is still being celebrated today. It is believed that coffee first came to Yemen from the Ethiopian highlands in the 15th century. By the late 1700s, the heavily-fortified seaport of Mocha was the capital of a flourishing coffee trade between Yemen, Europe, and India. Yemeni traders imported coffee seeds from Africa to Yemen, and the crop was cultivated in the countryside as well as in the cities themselves.

Yemeni coffee became famous and highly sought after by Europeans, who had never before had access to such a delicious coffee. Coffee beans were sold at high prices in the 17th and 18th centuries, but the quality was astonishing. Yemeni traders continued to cultivate the crop and it eventually reached other countries in the Middle East and beyond.

The Yemeni coffee farmers grow their beans at high altitudes, which help preserve their unique flavour. By cultivating in this manner, they have created an unforgettable taste unlike anything else on the market.

Today, Yemeni coffee is enjoying a resurgence in popularity. It is now sought after by coffee aficionados around the world who appreciate its unique taste and complex flavour. If you're looking for a unique coffee experience, try our latest Yemen Mocha Harazi coffee. It's full-bodied with notes of dried fruits, berries or cocoa beans, giving it a sweet, yet robust finish with hints of wine-like characteristics.

 

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