Pearl of Tehama

This coffee is produced by legacy farmers of various sizes in the Mattari-Sayhee mountain valley, in western Yemen’s Sana’a Governorate. Coffee-growing families in this part of Yemen, similar to many others across the country, tend parcels of terraced land passed through many generations. Coffee is the one crop that continues to survive all others, both for the livelihood it provides as well as a being a deep social tradition that keeps communities together. “Matari” is a term of terroir distinction, similar to “Kona”, that refers to high-quality heirloom coffee varieties produced in the unique climate and soil of this part of Sana’a, where subtropical conditions and available water springs allow coffee farmers to irrigate—something almost unheard of in the majority of coffee-producing areas in Yemen. 


Yemen continues to suffer from protracted conflict that has cost many lives and displaced over 3 million people. Two-thirds of the country is in need of food or medical aid. So, when new crop arrives we pause to remember and honor the coffee. What makes the quality so special is that it hinges on a relationship of trust, which has been constant for decades between, Royal Coffee , our distributor and the Muslot family despite many odds. 

Cupping Notes: Rich heavy creamy body, medium sweetness and acidity with flavor notes of dried strawberry, cascara, almond milk and white chocolate. 

Roast Level: Full City


Region:  Sa'adah Governarate and Ibb Governorate, Yemen

Altitude: 5500 to 7800 feet above sea level 

Varietals:  Jadi,  Dawaery and Tuffahi

Process:  Full Natural Dried on rooftops and raised beds