Green coffee from Yemen is by-and-large consumed by countries that don’t include the United States. Yemen is one of very few exporting entities not included in the International Coffee Agreement (ICA) in the 1960s that established quotas for exports (the quotas broke down in 1989 due to refusal to participate primarily from Brazil and the United States, though the organization still exists) and thus Yemeni coffee bags do not include the 3-digit ICO (International Coffee Organization) code found on most exported green coffee.
In some cases due to high demand from places like Saudi Arabia and Europe, the available exports from Yemen to the United States have been very limited, and the quality of processing and export preparation suffered as a result of high demand. That is to say, years ago, expectations for well-sorted high-density coffees like we see from Ethiopia, for example, would have been non-existent.
Landrace indicates that the coffee is a locally cultivated domesticated selection rather than a lab-crafted cultivar. In Yemen and Ethiopia both, it’s quite common for a regionally specific landrace to simply take the name of its locale.
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