Yemen Haraaz Fresh Grade AA+


Sweet with a tart fruit acidity and flavors of coriander and strawberry

From a happy customer: “I’ve been a black coffee drinker for five years now and I live in Portland where there is an abundance of farm to table, fair trade coffee. We are kinda known for our prejudice and love of coffee over here in the Northwest. When I received an email from Preemptive Love offering me this expensive coffee from Yemen I jumped at the chance to try beans from the mythical origins of coffee itself, I jumped at the chance. Yes the price was steep. But let me tell you how my investment was rewarded. When I received the box the aroma was exotic to the extreme. Coffee, spice, tea, savory smells, it all was waiting for me as I inhaled again and again. Breeding with a V60 pour over, I was rewarded again with aromas and flavor to match the aromas. So often coffee doesn’t deliver the taste profile we smell. Not so with this delectable coffee. At first pour and at its hottest this coffee has an acidic note. Let it cool and suddenly you are drinking and inhaling a bouquet not soon forgotten. I’ve had the best coffee in the world. This roast far surpasses them all.”



We have less than 100 lb of this limited-time premium coffee left!

Yemeni coffee has the second-longest history in the world, after Ethiopian coffee, and truly specialty coffee from Yemen is both elusive and exquisite. Our partner’s search for very high-quality lots from Yemen led us to a collaboration with Al-Ezzi Industries, a development and export company based in Haraaz, Yemen, and founded by Shabbir A. Ezzi, an entrepreneur whose focus is on both quality of coffee and quality of life for producers.

Al-Ezzi works with smallholder producers in the mountains of Haraaz, offering them considerably higher than local market prices for their coffee, and providing traceability and transparency for pricing and supply chain logistics to both the producers and to Cafe Imports and our customers. Coffees are bought at several different quality tiers for Al-Ezzi, which allows producers to both work within their traditional practices and transition to a full specialty focus. Producers are issued ID cards for their work with Al-Ezzi, and those ID cards are used to track the quality, quantity, and payment for their lots in the different tiers. Al-Ezzi encourages producers to replace their narcotic qat plants with coffee, and provides support through several receiving stations throughout the area.

Farmers are paid higher prices for delivering fresh-picked, ripe cherries as opposed to the usual dried cherries that Yemeni producers have usually brought to market, which allows Al-Ezzi to control the processing more meticulously and achieve exceptional cups.

Farmers who deliver to Al-Ezzi receive more than 88% of the FOB price of their coffee.

Additional information

Weight 12 oz

8oz., 12oz.


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