Qishr (or also called Cascara) are sun-dried coffee cherries.
they exist from skin & pulp of 100% Arabicacoffee cherries.
The coffee cherry is great suitable to be brewed as a tea, as a cold drink
or to be consumed with iced tea.
The imported ones Coffee cherries were made collectively & cooperatively
all villages in Masars from West Haraz in Yemen collected.
DRIED MANGO / CHOCOLATE / PINEAPPLE
Velvety in texture, pronounced dried mango and soft pineapple notes come to the fore in this remarkable Yemeni Cascara.
Producers: 10 SMALLHOLDERS
Variety: Typica-Dawary Jaidi
Altitude: 2200 MASL
Masar, West Haraz, Sana’a Governorate
The distance from the capital city of Sana’a to the region of West Haraz is about
69 miles of incline roads. To reach Masar village, it's another few miles on off-
road terrain. The inner villages of House of Qanis, Al Hatab, and Al Barak
require a few miles by foot as there are no roads. Almost all the farms owned by
our farmers are in Wadi Sharif (Valley of Sharif).
The number of total coffee trees in Masar is about 20,240, of which around
15,000 are yielding, and 5,240 are seedlings that are still growing. The main
varieties are Ja’adi, Tuffahi, and Dawairy. The average temperature in Haraz is
between 6 °C and 16 °C, and the average estimated rainfall is around 500 mm,
with rare occasions reaching up to 1000 mm.
There are a total of around 400 families, comprising of five tribes: House of
Qanis (most of our farmers), House of Awmas, House of Shamlan, Husn, and
Masar Sanif. A significant number of these farmers worked in the public sector
in Sana’a as teachers and in the military before the war in 2014, and left the city
due to the political and economic circumstances. Today, these farmers are
working full-time on their coffee farms and many continue to realize the value
in specialty coffee in providing a sustainable income.
The main source of water for our farmers is a rain reservoir, which is located in
the House of Qanis village. The reservoir measures 50 meters wide, 150 meters
long, and 14 meters in depth. However, the water preserved throughout the
year sometimes escapes through cracks, requiring constant maintenance, which
Farmer traditions and norms:
In terms of land ownership, management, and allocation of crops, the following
points are important to consider:
1.Farmers will sell only 80% - 90% of their crop while keeping the rest for gifts and
2.Farmers will sell only 50% - 60% of their crop and keep the rest for times of need
as personal assets (dried coffee cherry) while keeping the rest for gifts and
3.When the owner of a farm is unable to manage their crop due to travel or old age,
they hire a capable individual (usually a trusted farmer) to take care of their land
for a share of the crop profit as a form of payment. This type of agreement is
usually done in the following two ways:
If the water and fuel for transportation are provided by the land owner, then the
harvest share of the crop is shared equally.
If the water and fuel are provided by the hired individual, then 2/3 of the harvest
crop is given to the hired help while 1/3 is for the land owner.
To transport red coffee cherries from the farms to their village for processing,
farmers will usually rent out third-party motorcycles. However, the majority
cannot afford that expense and therefore risk quality and the likelihood of a