Yemen coffee - the wild Arabia
Ethiopia is the birthplace of A Labica, but the end of seventeenth Century to early eighteenth Century, the Europeans first drink coffee from Yemen. Africa or Arabia coffee at all from the port of Mocha, the location of the Mocha become synonymous with casual coffee, “ the walls are ” Harald instead into a supporting role. However, three hundred years later, Yemen coffee is no longer the old pomp, coffee production decreased year by year, the current annual output of only 12 thousand ~ 8 thousand tons, seems to have disappeared from the coffee map. To the current annual production of 7 million tons of coffee in the world, Yemen accounted for only about $0.17%, already insignificant. The former Yemen Mocha shook the world, reduced to the edge of producer, can not make coffee fans love?
Go to Yemen, will certainly make people wonder: “ here was a big coffee? ” workaday, almost can not see people drink coffee, there is full of chewing food Carter people refreshing grass. Yemen used to be proud of the coffee culture, today all changed tune. Yemen has a song of praise coffee is like this: “ Yemen coffee, like the top of the tree and the wealth of … … ” this word is clearly inconsistent with the situation today.
In the past five years, Yemen's economic crops rankings, coffee has been brought up the rear, Carter grass has been dominating. Two years in Yemen, Carter grass production of up to 11 tons of, coffee fell to 1. 150 thousand tons. Yemen people seem to forget the coffee. Yemen people are accustomed to drinking coffee in the morning before breakfast, after breakfast or afternoon drink coffee instead of flesh dried by boiling the coffee drink like Xu; the fruit tea population far more than people who drink coffee, street hawkers sell coffee and fruit jerky also far more than the sales of coffee beans. But a review of the Yemen coffee history, coffee fans need not give too much blame, after all Yemenis drink coffee Xu history than drinking coffee is long. The first chapter of the book mentioned, the patron saint of Mocha port and Aden port Dili summer coffee Godfather Tapani two influential elders, in fifteenth Century is to drink coffee so refreshing, then got better effect, pioneered Xingnao coffee drinks, coffee from open romance. Yemen people occupy an indelible position in the evolutionary history of coffee, and coffee culture gradually decline, the Ministry of agriculture of Yemen is also very anxious, to employ foreign experts to find out the crux of the problem, seek the solution, so as to avoid the well-known Yemen boutique coffee -- matari, Ian Marie, Sha Erqi, Sanaa, -- disappear from the earth.