About This Coffee
San Francisco-based Mokhtar Alkhanshali founded Port of Mokha to reconnect coffee drinkers everywhere to Yemen, the very origin that began the world’s infatuation five centuries ago. Port of Mokha works with farmers in the remote Al-Jabal region to natural process heirloom cultivars, producing delicately fruited and floral coffee. The obstacles facing the farmers are many, but in the midst of war, Port of Mokha’s mission to connect farmers to the specialty supply chain offers a vital source of hope.
Lot 42 comprises coffee grown by all of the farmers working with Port of Mokha in Al-Jabal. The heirloom Udaini cultivar, known as “ancient Typica,” performs beautifully when the cherry, grown mostly in shade, are carefully dried in the sun. The coffee is uniquely sweet and delicate with notes of jammy fruit.
- Our coffees go through a rigorous selection and quality-testing process,
and we only share the coffees that have most captured our imaginations.
- Each bag of Yemen Port of Mokha Al-Jabal #42 whole beans is shipped to you within 24 hours of roasting from our Oakland roastery.
- A cupping spoon and a soapstone hippo
are two things our Green Coffee Buyer, Charlie, takes with him when he's sourcing our coffees.
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