Yemen Qima Alchemy Series – Best of Yemen Lot 5

chocolate - gummy bear - boozy acidity - medium round body

R1,000.00

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Origin  Haraaz, Sana’a, Yemen
Flavours  chocolate, gummy bear
Body  medium, round
Acidity  boozy acidity
Roast  medium-light
Brewing  X

Owners Al Hateeb and Bani Nahimi Families
Altitude  2,300 masl
Varietals  Ethiopian heirlooms, Arabica, Typica
Processing  Alchemy  

Our single origin coffees are all packed into 250g bags straight from the roaster. For optimal freshness, if you select 1kg of a single-origin coffee, it will be shipped as 4x250g bags.  
Our blends and decaf are packed into both 250g and 1kg bags. 

Yemen Qima Alchemy Series – Best of Yemen Lot 5

Rare Release

Origin Coffee Roasting is constantly in the pursuit of finding exceptional coffees and the people behind them to showcase to our coffee community.

This remarkable and limited release is no exception. Yemeni Coffee is an origin story all on its own, with over 97% of the world’s cultivated coffee varieties being traceable to Yemen.

What is the Alchemy Fermentation Process?

This process required considerable curation and concentration to achieve perfection. By combining pressure (specifically up to 10 bar/145psi), temperature control, gas regulation, and managed drying the product of this process is a unique flavour expression and bean structure.

Who is keeping the origin of Yemeni coffee alive?

This release finds its roots in the high grounds of Haraaz, Yemen’s largest coffee-growing region. This coffee is grown at 2,300 meters above sea level and undergoes a unique fermentation process, which highlights the characteristics of this rare coffee.

The Al Hateeb and Bani Nahimi families are accustomed to growing coffee on edgy cliffs. Generations of mastering how to manoeuvre around seemingly dangerous farming areas come naturally to these first people.

Growing, harvesting and fermenting Haraazi coffee is considered an ancestral craft pursued with the utmost love and care.

An interesting fact about Haraaz is that it was used as a vantage point during Ottoman rule and houses a number of strategic forts that are still accessible. Upon travelling to the region, you’ll be able to spot fort-like walls traversing the area. Read more about coffee from Yemen in The Coffee Magazine, issue 47.  who are lighting the way for many more generations of coffee growers.

More about Yemeni Speciality Coffee

Other key coffee-producing areas in Sana’a are Hayma Dakhiliya, Hayma Kharijiya, Bani Matar, and Bani Ismail. These areas provide a range of altitudes, soil fertility, pockets of ideal microclimates, and rainfall, which are crucial factors that power the growth of high-quality coffee.

Sana’a is also home to Yemen’s capital city, which has one of the longest-continuous coffee cultures in the world.

Using the traditional Ibrik method (hyperlink – https://guentercoffee.com/en/blogs/coffee-knowledge/cezve-ibrik-coffee-brewing-method#:~:text=A%20cezve%20or%20ibrik%20is,or%20on%20a%20hot%20stove), brewing coffee in a copper or silver pot over hot charcoal, this is the usual way of consuming this heritage crop.