Yemen, Shaia'an Collective
Region: Al - Qafr
Process: Anaerobic Natural
Altitude: 1800 MASL
Crop Year: 2021
Tasting Notes: Dark Plum, Brown Sugar, Tangerine
The Shaia’an Village
This lot is the collection of 150 farmers. The Shaia’an village is located in the region of Al-Qafr within the Ibb governorate. The temperature ranges between 9 C to 25 C with sun exposure lasting around 8 hours.
This anaerobic process was done through bag fermentation. After our coffee cherries are picked, they are washed and placed in Ecotac bags for 72 hours maintaining a PH level of 3.6. The cherries are then placed on our raised beds (15kgs on each bed at a time) and left to dry between 14 to 20 days.
Story of Yemen
Located in the southern Arabian Peninsula, Yemen is home to some of the worlds earliest ancient civilizations. Its also the Birthplace of coffee-drinking. With Yemeni monks brewing it as early as the 1400s. and later on, the Port of Mokha would become the world’s main market place for coffee for nearly three centuries.
YEMEN Have the World’s Oldest & Most Exotic Coffees
Distinctive in both its appearance and flavor, Yemen Mokha is grown on terraces that cling to the fertile central mountains and highlands of Yemen, this Unique coffee grown organically and then naturally processed, just as it has been for centuries. It’s this that helps give it its exotic fruity and floral notes. With the agriculture sector employing nearly 80% of the Yemeni population, the best way to Improve living conditions is by supporting the Yemeni farms, SABCOMEED is are committed to establishing a community-based specialty coffee initiative, one that results in better income, better environmental sustainability, and better quality of life.
WORDS FROM OUR EXPORTING PARTNER SABCOMEED:
We believe in truth, knowledge, and purpose. When it comes to choosing our farmers and partners, honesty is the base of our relationships. It is important for us to share opportunities and challenges so that expectations are understood from the beginning. As knowledge seekers, we welcome criticism, feedback, and learning every step of the way so that we can always improve ourselves. Our purpose is to grow with our partners who share the same approach towards a better future for all. It is this philosophy that guides our operations in Yemen and the impact on our farmers.