With the start of the year of Saudi coffee 2022, 30 countries attended in Riyadh with the participation of 300 international companies specialized in the production of coffee types, to display more than 10 products, in the activities of the “Seventh International Coffee and Chocolate Exhibition” held at the Riyadh International Convention and Exhibition Center.
Specialists emphasized that drinking coffee in Saudi Arabia is a historical and cultural heritage since ancient times, and indicates noble values that characterize the Saudi person, such as generosity and hospitality, as coffee was and still is an essential part in any meeting or meeting between members of society in Saudi Arabia.
from the coffee plantation
The best coffee in the world
In its south, Saudi Arabia produces the best types of coffee in the world, and Saudi farmers take care of coffee trees to obtain the best and finest coffee crops, and to market them locally and internationally. Therefore, the Saudi Ministry of Culture launched 2022 in the year of Saudi coffee, based on the specificity of Saudi coffee in society, in every The stages of its production, cultivation, preparation and presentation, which may not be available in the same way in any other country, where Saudi Arabia produces Khawlani coffee in its south, and coffee is prepared with a different color and taste in each of its regions, and is presented to guests in multiple ways and methods, which gives Saudi coffee its privacy, and its unique cultural depth.
Saudi displays the southern coffee product at the coffee fair
The farmer and interested in coffee cultivation, Yahya Al-Khalidi, told Al-Arabiya.net: The Arabica coffee is one of the best and finest types of coffee in the world, and it bears two names in Saudi Arabia, which is Al-Khulani coffee. Al-Shadawi, which is related to Shada Mountain in Al-Baha.
Al-Khalidi added, “My father’s farm in Al-Dayer Bani Malik is the oldest coffee farm in Saudi Arabia. It has more than 2,000 coffee trees that produce more than 2 tons annually of the finest types of coffee in the world, according to the testimony of specialists. years.
Saudi coffee is the best in the world
Al-Khalidi indicated that sowing it is an intention, and it takes a time of 45 days to three months to germinate, and then it is transferred to a site called “Al-Marakun” before being planted on the farm in a period extending from 6 months to a year, and coffee cultivation is widespread in the mountainous governorates In the Jazan region, Al-Dayer is the most productive with about 70% of the coffee crop in Saudi Arabia.
Saudi coffee plantations in the south
He added: “The number of coffee trees has doubled in recent years in Saudi Arabia, in return for the encouragement and support that the farmer receives, until there are model coffee farms, until a qualitative leap occurred in coffee cultivation and production using the latest agricultural methods to upgrade the product at all stages of the stage of planting and caring for the coffee tree. To harvest the crop, dry it and roast it.