Rayyan Mill, Yemen - Al Ghayoul microlot

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This was his first time to taste coffee from his own farm. We prepared it as an iced-Chemex. And he loved it!
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This was his first time to taste coffee from his own farm. We prepared it as an iced-Chemex. And he loved it!
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Rayyan Mill, Yemen - Al Ghayoul microlot

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Region:  Hajja
Elevation:  1,500 - 2,000 masl
Varietals:  Mixed Heirlooms
Processing: Natural (Sun-dried)

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The folks at Rayyan Mill have been processing this lot from a small but fierce tribal community in the mountains of Hajja since 2013. The tribesmen in this community are not keen on change, but over the years the Rayyan Mill team has earned their respect and trust by dealing with them fairly and honestly. For this year's crop, a few farmers indicated they would like to implement pruning methods new to them as well as raised beds for drying.  Rayyan Mill was instrumental in assisting them in this endeavor! Annual production is 6-7 tons.

This year Rayyan Mill was able to identify a few farmers who went above and beyond in the care of their coffees. They separated those lots out as “Single Farm” lots, of which this is one of them!

Drought, war, and lack of transparency characterize Yemeni coffee; as a result, Yemeni coffees rarely leave the country in pristine condition. Rayyan Mill, in Sanaa, however, turns these processes on their head. They select only the best coffees from Yemeni farming communities they're developing relationships with. Each coffee arrives at the mill immediately after harvest, where it undergoes careful processing, is stored in grain pro, and constantly checked for quality.

This lot is a single farm lot, which comes from Yousif Ridman and his father, Muhammad. Rayaan Mill, the mill in Sanaa paid them directly 400% over the Fair Trade minimum to cover the costs of doing business in Yemen as well as the additional quality improvement measures they undertook; we think they've paid off: tart cherry notes, a tannic backbone, hints of leather, and lingering spices reminiscent of banana make for a unique cup! Make sure to let it rest a minimum of two weeks before trying! A week of rest for one of these Yemeni coffees is equivalent to a day for a normal coffee.