Motasem K. - Oct 2020
Why Yemeni Coffee is Expensive?
There are common reasons for expensive coffee in the world. From the rarity, unique taste, or even "special" processing as in luwak or elephant dung!
For Yemeni coffee, it has all this and more!
The War. Yemen has been in continuous was for decades from civil wars to current proxy war! Besides the tragedy of war on everyone one's life, the logistic cost exponentially rise.
The remoteness of the village. Although this might be similar to other regions, the fact there is no proper transport infrastructure in Yemen, make the only option for transporting coffee is 4*4 vehicles.
Processing. The rarity of water, mills and processing stations, leave Yemeni farmer with very limited processing options. His rooftop to dry the beans while being sun-kissed. (read more https://sufimonks.com/pages/unveiling-a-new-cup-of-coffee)
Although the above are contributing to the Yemeni coffee price. Many believe that The Agriculture side is the main reason!
Beside geographical uniqueness of Yemen, basic mills and poor hauling machines contribute on this low yields. While other countries can get 1kg of dried beans from every 6kg red cherries, Yemen farms ratio is 10:1*.
Yemen coffee farms yields are the lowest in the world. For example, if you take a farm in Ethiopia with size X and the number of coffee tress Y the coffee yield from the same farm in Yemen will be 10X less!**
That's why the future of Yemeni coffee reside mainly on the evolution of the agriculture there. This why in Sufi Monks we only works with importers and mills that invest in Yemen agriculture infrastructure. We believe this will increase the productivity of Yemeni coffee and offer farmers a fairly trade to their primary source of income.
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** Info credit : Qima Coffee videos
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This Yemeni coffee took me thousands of miles to that great land and great people.
May God bless them and give them best life to astonish the world with more and more.
Yemeni coffee is one of the rarest in the market.
Sufimonks delivered exactly what I expected from Yemeni coffee.
High sweetness, medium acidity with full-bodied lingering aftertaste of molasses, dates, and dried tangerine.
Hi, Colombian coffee is my favourite. I have never prepared such balanced espresso shots before.
I will definitely re order again soon.
This is the best coffee of my life to date. I have a professional machine and only use quality fresh roasted whole bean coffee and I’ve never had a cup with the complexity, flavour profile and intensity as this. Bravo!
Will not regret it. It’s now my go to gift for coffee lover friends.
Amazing taste, I purchased it as a gift for my husband and he loved it. We came back for more
Tasty and Unique!
easily one of the best coffees in the world. I'm a coffee expert and had my specialty coffee roasting business for years and I say this with confidence.
Sweet cup with lovely hints of fruity notes but not as citrusy or acidic. Has a medium to heavy body and pleasant aftertaste. Balanced in all aspects.
Yemen is the cradle of coffee.When you drink Mokha, you are having this connection with the spectacular history and a culture to be proud of.
I ordered the espresso beans and it was just amazing. The crema is so fluffy and tasty ❤️ One of the best coffee beans.
I had an amazing experience with the Yemeni Mokha beans! It was my first time trying Yemeni coffee and I truly loved it.
I do v60 pour over at home and I only drink black coffee, so the quality of the beans is something extremely important for me and Sufi Monks has exceeded that by far! I can recommend this 100%
Probably the best coffee I ever had.
Perfectly roasted. Fragrant and absolutely delicious and tasty.
So different than any other coffee I had before.... perfectly crafted.. ❤❤❤
so I'm very picky when I order my coffee. It has to be from a certain provider and has to be roasted properly and it's very hard for me to venture out side of that but I've always wanted to taste so yemani coffee and the provider usually get my coffee from doesn't provide that at the moment. so when Sufi monks came on my feed I thought why not give it a go, why not experiment, the naturally processed coffee of Yemen and the roasting that sufi monks have done to it complement each other quite well. the taste grew on me as I'm more of a light roast fan but the combination that they found was chocolatey, slightly bitter but also that bitterness made me want more so give Sufi monk's a shot they are well worth it