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Yemen – Mokha Sanani

Cream, Mango, Cacao

Our very first Yemeni coffee is here!

Altitude, soil fertility, microclimate and rainfall are all contributing factors behind some of the finest coffee in the world. Yemen is no different.

This naturally processed lot from the Sana’a Governorate has everything Yemeni coffees are famous four: complexity, depth of flavour and a unique cup profile.


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Roaster's Notes

The Sana’a governorate has the biggest share of specialty coffee production, in both quality and quantity in Yemen. The main coffee growing areas are Hayma Dakhiliya, Hayma Kharijiya, Bani Matar, Bani Ismail, and Haraaz. 

Sana’a is also home to Yemen’s capital city, which has one of the longest continuous coffee cultures in the world. Much of the coffee consumed there is prepared using the traditional Ibrik method, brewing coffee in a copper or silver pot over hot charcoals. 

These cherries that make up this lot were carefully dried on drying beds at Qima’s first processing centre. This centre was established in August 2017 in the heart of Sana’a, sitting at a towering altitude of 2100 metres above sea level. 

Despite not being the first country stringing to mind when thinking of coffee origins, Yemen’s coffee history is very a rich and important one. Whilst the coffee tree has its roots in Ethiopia, the coffee drinking culture originated in Yemen.  

The country prospered as coffee made its way around the world. By the early 1700s, virtually the entire country’s income came from coffee exports, and the whole world’s coffee supply came from Yemen. 

As global demand for coffee exploded, colonial trading companies spread coffee seeds throughout the world, creating the variety of originating countries we know today; leaving Yemen’s current production at less than 0.1% of the world’s coffee. 

Despite all these obstacles plus an ongoing, devastating and cruel war, as one of the oldest yet least explored coffee origins, Yemen has much to offer the specialty coffee industry. Its unique conditions, cup profile and genetics are set to continue producing amazing coffees. 

Bean Origins

Sana’a Governorate, Yemen 

1700 - 2300 m.a.s.l. 

Natural Typica, Bourbon, SL34

Coffee bean plant