23 Apr '15, 7pm

A Most Incredible Journey for the Future of Yemen Specialty Coffee

A Most Incredible Journey for the Future of Yemen Specialty Coffee

The Yemen coffee industry — one of the world’s longest-running — is fascinating and complex, carrying with it many of the vestiges of ancient farming and processing practices. Coffee exports from Yemen have declined significantly in recent decades, with many individual family farmers switching to crops like khat (quat), the plant that is chewed locally as a stimulant. Much of the coffee currently produced in Yemen grown by individual families, purchased by middlemen, dried and stored as naturals for what is by industry standards an inordinate amount of time.

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