The group's fighters also hijacked another commercial ship in November and are still holding 25 of its crew. A Houthi spokesman said the group had carried out its most recent attacks in solidarity with the Palestinian people to protest the "killing, destruction and siege" in Gaza.
Because of this, the shipping company that transports our Sumatran coffees from Indonesia to Barcelona has decided to make a diversion and not go through the Red Sea (the quickest and shortest route, but one that passes through the coasts of Yemen). Instead, it will take the Cape of Good Hope and Atlantic Ocean, and then enter the Mediterranean. We regret the delays this diversion may cause, but there are tragic situations happening in the world right now that we must be aware of.
We thank you for your preference and patience. Enjoy your African coffees, while we wait for Sumatra.