"In the depths of a Yemen coffee cup, I taste the resilience of a nation, the strength of its people, and the untold stories woven within. It reminds me of the untapped potential within ourselves and the world, waiting to be discovered and shared all around."
Co-founder, Mocha Origins
Tareq and Qusai. The brothers who started with the same vision.
Tareq, traveled to Japan as a university student in 2014, with the vision of revitalising the Yemen coffee industry and being the bridge between Yemen and South East Asia.
Qusai, started working in the coffee industry earlier in 2016, two years before the they founded the company. He works directly with the farmers of several cities in Yemen by providing them with consultation on how to improve their quality, and also connect them to international buyers.
Both Tareq and Qusai started Mocha Origins Project in Yemen with the same vision of revitalising the Yemen Coffee industry and export the finest quality of Yemen Coffee availabe.
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We buy coffee from small farmers with limited resources and exposure, and market them abroad alongside the personal stories of these hardworking people. Even if the only produce 15kg annually, we strive to pay them fairly so that they can keep farming every year.
We create new income opportunities for people involed in the coffee industry by discovering the value in things that have never been made as product, like Gishr (coffee dry husk).
By managing coffee by hand instead of relying on machines, we are working to improve quality and individual techneical skills; all while supporting those with few income opportunities who might not otherwise have a chance in life. We also work to support the environment through this process; all while maintaining an eco-friendly business.
Rare and unique coffee
Thank you Mocha Origins Coffee, I greatly appreciate your dedication to service and above all quality. It is a pleasure to get such a good product out of Yemen. Shams Haraz is of eceptional quality, it displays a winey acidity, but still some warm chocolate notes, which I have come to love in Yemeni coffee. I have been particularly impressed by the homogeneity of the individual beans, which is s real testament to its quality.
The coffee has a very special taste which cannot be forgotten easily
First of all, it has a captivating aroma that is different from other coffee beans and mesmerizing. When brewed, the drink is like a fruit tea with a strong taste of ripe cherries. It is a fragrant drink that does not feel like coffee in a good way.
I felt that is tast like a high cacao chocolete.
The tast is very nice. Thank you!
Yemen Shams Haraz (Green Beans) New Crop 2021
Very good coffee. I hope peace will come to Yemen as soon as possible.
Rich and delicious
It is very fine and I have never drunk such coffee before. It is very different from "Our Japanese Mocha" which is sold in Japan.
I gave the dripping bags to two of my friends, both of whom loved them. I enjoy drinking milk with cascara syrup, and I will give one of the bottle to my friend who lived in Yemen.
I ordered Arabic coffee grind, and tried it with the Yemen style of making coffee.
The coffee reminded me of the old days in Yemen. The flavor was original. Thank you for the great coffee.