Medium roasted coffee with notes of Sweet Dried Berries, Citrus, and Coriander
Variety:: Tuffahi, Dawairi, Jaaadi
Processing Method:: Natural
Haraaz is a rocky, mountainous region of Yemen known for being one of the primary origins of coffee before the 17th century.
For generations, farmers have been terracing the mountains to grow coffees that are unique in profile when harvested and processed carefully.
Most of Yemen lies in the border zone between two main weather patterns: the regular northerly winds (from the Mediterranean basin) and the southwest monsoon winds. Northerly winds predominate during the winter, while in the summer the southwest monsoon brings the primary rains.
Yemen’s Different Buying Tiers
- 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.
- 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 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.