Lot 12: Collective Al Malahi

Lot Description

Reference Number:12
Opening Bid:$12.00/lb
Weight:145 lbs
Producer Cup Score:90.0
Process:Double Anaerobic
Producer Cupping Notes:Ripe banana, gooseberries, white chocolate
Drying Method:35-40 days

Coffee details


Elderflower and white chocolate in the fragrance. The coffee shows a balance of extended fermentation flavours and terroir in a layered and complex flavour profile. Ripe banana, cherry, gooseberry and red berry notes layer over caramel, dried fruit and milk chocolate. The texture is creamy, the after-taste medium to long in length and has a wine like finish.

Farm details

Town: Al Malahi
Location: HARAZ

Producer Story:

Characterised by high mountains, extensive plateaus, and steep valleys, Manakhah District in the Governate of Sana’a is home to stunning landscapes and many micro climates suitable for producing unique tasting coffees.

Although farmers in Al Malahi, the village situated within Manakhah from where this lot hails, produce a diverse selection of crops such as barley, arrowroot, and fenugreek, coffee production makes up close to 80% of the total; with the rest reserved for local trading or subsistence. The region is heavily reliant on coffee farming, and, in turn, the price received for their exceptional quality product.

For many producers in the region, total coffee production may only result in a few kilos of green beans per harvest. To create such a high scoring lot, Sheba’s team in Yemen cup through each sample received, no matter the size, making sure to identify perfect balance in the cup. For this particular lot, 7 farms have been selected to form this high scoring coffee.

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