Green Coffee (unroasted)

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Try your hand at home roasting our Yemeni coffee.

    • 15 oz / 425 grams of green coffee per package.

Recommended coffees: The Pearls of Al Qafr is a longtime customer favorite, particularly good for dark roasting. The Burai coffee is a nice region to explore. The Kholani and Farm Blend are traditional and tasty. The Java is for a Mocha-Java blend.

Your green coffee options:

  1. Pearls of Al Qafr: An engaging coffee with so much to explore, from flavors, to structure, to balance. As a lighter roast, it has Yemen's traditional wine-like acidity / a fruity, raspberry ferment; as a darker roast, this evolves into intense smoothness and creaminess. Sourced from the Al Qafr district of Ibb Governorate.
  2. Burai Region: A versatile coffee that's rustic and cocoa notes at lighter roasts and more chocolately notes as a darker roast.
  3. Kholani Regular: A value coffee in that you get great bang for your buck, with a traditional and delicious flavor. Often used in blending to improve flavor and cost. Sourced from the Kholani tribal area in Sa'dah Governorate.
  4. Farm Blend Regular: Traditional and rustic flavor, with notes of cocoa and dried citrus peels. (Haraaz Cooperative)
  5. Java—Western Region: A mild, nutty, earthy, and smooth Java, with which you can make a famed Mocha-Java blend. Sourced from western Java—historic Batavia / Dutch East India Company—where the blend began over 300 years ago. 

If you want to learn more about these regions or these coffee mills (e.g. Haraaz Cooperative, Rayyan Mill, or Pearl of Tehama) visit our learn page.


Discontinued coffees:

  • Haima Region: A more mild Yemen, that tilts towards nutty, smooth, and simply delicious. Easy and forgiving to roast from light to dark.



More information on the Haraaz Cooperative:

The Haraaz Cooperative™ is the name we use at Al Mokha to describe the fantastic work of Shabbir Ezzi. He has been operating in Yemen since 2006, and we have worked with him since 2014.

He sources his coffee from a combination of about 800 registered farmers (reserve quality) and also from trusted collectors more generally (regular quality).

For the registered farmers, Shabbir provides them with an ID, so he can directly ensure that they are paid fair wages and their hard work is rewarded. He even has an incentive program in place, where the more coffee you produce, the more you earn per pound. These growing wages (better than linear!) prove a strong incentive to work together and build relationships for the long term.

These are good principals but there is far more than that. In the eastern Haraaz Mountains where the cooperative is based, the economics of coffee have improved so much that farmers have chosen to uproot qat—a cash crop and mild narcotic plant—and replace it with coffee. This change reflects how farmers can make more money and live a more dignified life producing coffee. In fact, Shabbir has been so successful, that all the qat has been uprooted.




General Info: As a green coffee, understand that Yemen's is not the typical lot of consistent beans that are identical from shipping container to shipping container. Rather, Yemen's coffee lacks such aesthetic uniformity and instead has a beauty of its own: the beans are smaller and varied in size. This showcases their authenticity, old-world cultivation, and natural processing of 10 - 20 days drying in the sun after harvest.

The magic of Yemen is not the volume of consistent coffee over time but rather the story that each batch and each harvest tells. In Yemen there are 100,000 farmers producing on average 115 kg of coffee annually per farmer. These are backyard, terraced gardens on Yemen's steep mountain slopes. When you roast and enjoy this coffee you will inevitably appreciate and understand the incredible process that brought this coffee from farmer to your cup.

Bulk Free Coffee: For every 10 bags of green coffee get 1 bag for free. Write in cart notes what you want.

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