Qaaid Ahmed Al Zuragi
Auction Lot Code: 18
Cupping Score: 89 | Sheba Code: HZ/38/22 - Single Producer | Fermentation Code: RB-S
Black tea, dried stone fruit, sugar cane
Caramel, blueberry and cherries in the fragrance. A delicate and refined coffee with complex flavours. Black tea florals combine with dried stone fruit, berry fruit, sugar cane and dried dates. The coffee has a positive sweetness that holds through cooling and balances off the bright acidity, remaining sweet, clean and uniform
Lot Size: 44.00 KG - 97.00 LBS
Region: Haraz | Village: Al Sabar | Altitude: 2000 masl | Cultivar: Jadi | Drying Days: 35- 40 days
Located in the village of Al-Sanaf, Haraz, at 58 years old, Qaaid Ahmed Al Zuragi, is considered one of the oldest and most experienced coffee growers in his village. Although to many, 58 may not sound elderly, Qaaid’s high levels of experience does not result from the length of his life, but instead from his early introduction to coffee farming. Having first learned to farm coffee from his father Ahmed at the age of 5, Qaaid has now farmed for over 50 seasons, providing enough time to perfect his craft.
Although coffee is the focal point of Qaaid’s farm, Qaaid also produces a modest crop of fruits and vegetables, including tomatoes, cucumbers, and potatoes.
(Pictured - Qaaid Ahmed Al Zuragi’s son)