FAQ

Q: Why is your coffee so expensive?

A: Because of the differences in our product and the mass-produced bulk coffee that most people are accustomed to drinking. Due to the extreme elevations that our coffee is grown at, the cost of harvesting is higher. Higher elevation slows down the growth cycle of the tree which prolongs bean development and allows it more time to absorb properties from the nutrient rich soil. Elevation enhances flavor in what experts refer to as the taste your way up the mountain curve. The higher the coffee tree is grown the more complex flavor profile emerge. Coffee grown above 1500m is easily recognizable with flavor notes like fruity, spicy, floral, wine-like, or berry-like. 

We also believe in doing our fair share giving back to the communities from which we source our coffee beans so we pay generous wages to our community partners and a percentage of every purchase goes to local development initiatives. 

So, if you put all the facts together, you see that our coffee price is well worth it for those who care about getting the best cup of coffee available and supporting a small community that makes it possible. 

Q: What is special about your coffee?

A: The elevations at which our coffee is grown makes it the highest produced coffee worldwide. The extreme altitude produces very flavor rich coffee due to the longer maturation process of the coffee bean. While many commercial coffee varieties are mixed bean blend, our coffee is single origin and single field which yields a fully consistent bag of coffee. 

 

Q: Where is it sourced from?

A: it is sourced from Harraz mountain in Yemen, directly from farmers and families.

Q: How rare or limited this coffee is

A: Yemen falls in 33 to 35 on the list of coffee-producing countries. Comparing to Brazil that produced about 2,600,000 ton of coffee every year Yemen have about 7000 to 7500 a year, Harraz triple single coffee makes less than 1% of the total production of Yemen, and that is about 70 ton or less each year for the whole world. Thus, making this coffee not only one of the most sought-after coffee by experts and connoisseurs but one of the rarest in the world.

Q: What else makes this coffee special

A: It’s fairly traded from families and farmers, grown the same way coffee was hundreds of years ago, and has no synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, or herbicides. We then ship the beans to our roasting, grounding and packing facilities in Texas.  

Q: How does your coffee give back to the community?

A: By choosing our coffee, you directly help support and sustain the fields and the lives of families and farmers in Yemen. This war-torn country has long topped the watchlists of the United Nations and other aid organizations. Families lack access to clean water, consistent food, shelters, and schooling. We pay fair-trade wages and assist the local community in developing infrastructure necessities. 

Q How should the coffee be prepared?

A: This coffee can be used like any other coffee depending on your preference- espresso, pour over, cold brew, etc. We recommend preparing it pour-over or Turkish style. 

Q: What is the best ratio to make this coffee

A: The usual ratio is about 1 to 15, and that is for every 1 gram of coffee, use 15 grams of water. It can be slightly changed to 1 to 13 for extra concentration and 1 to 17 for a much lighter cup. But generally, it depends on personal preference and occasion.