Collective Al Malahi
Auction Lot Code: 12
Cup Score: 90 | Sheba Code: HZ/11/22 - Collective Lot | Fermentation Code: RB-S
Ripe banana, gooseberries, white chocolate
Elderflower and white chocolate in the fragrance. The coffee shows a balance of extended fermentation flavours and terroir in a layered and complex flavour profile. Ripe banana, cherry, gooseberry and red berry notes layer over caramel, dried fruit and milk chocolate. The texture is creamy, the after-taste medium to long in length and has a wine like finish.
Lot Size: 66.00 KG - 145.00 LBS
Region: Haraz | Village: Al Malahi | Altitude: 2300 masl | Cultivar: Jadi | Drying Days: 35- 40 days
Characterised by high mountains, extensive plateaus, and steep valleys, Manakhah District in the Governate of Sana’a is home to stunning landscapes and many micro climates suitable for producing unique tasting coffees.
Although farmers in Al Malahi, the village situated within Manakhah from where this lot hails, produce a diverse selection of crops such as barley, arrowroot, and fenugreek, coffee production makes up close to 80% of the total; with the rest reserved for local trading or subsistence. The region is heavily reliant on coffee farming, and, in turn, the price received for their exceptional quality product.
For many producers in the region, total coffee production may only result in a few kilos of green beans per harvest. To create such a high scoring lot, Sheba’s team in Yemen cup through each sample received, no matter the size, making sure to identify perfect balance in the cup. For this particular lot, 7 farms have been selected to form this high scoring coffee.