YEMEN HAYMA AA ANAEROBIC - DIRECT TRADE
From dried fruits to tropical fruits with floral and citrus undertones throughout, this complex coffee takes you on a journey to another time and place.
☠️ Dried Fig, Medjool Date
☠️ Raspberry, Pineapple, Grape
☠️ Rosewater, Orange Bergamot
☕ Cup score: 90.00
A rare and unique Grade AA coffee of the Udaini varietal from the Hayma community in Sana'a, Yemen purchased via Direct Trade by our green coffee organization WE THE ORIGIN, directly from Yemeni coffee producer Sabcomeed.
“Yemen has become the largest humanitarian crisis in the world,” states the UN. There are 24 million people in need of aid. Yemen has exported coffee globally for almost 500 years and their economy is tied to global coffee consumption.
In this video message below, Abdulrahman Saeed from Sabcomeed shares a simple way for us to buy coffee and help the people of Yemen.
The Hayma community is a collective of small farmers, some of whom produce as little as 5 kg of coffee in an entire season. They maintain their farms at 2300 meters above sea level and combine their harvest to produce the Hayma community lot. By combining their efforts, they produced only 100 kg of coffee this season, making this an extremely rare nano-lot.
Post-harvest, the coffee was processed anaerobically (100 hours cherry anaerobic fermentation, 18 hours parchment anaerobic fermentation).
The artwork on the coffee bag was created by Humaid Mansoor (@humaidm), an artist based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
COFFEE PRODUCTION IN HAYMA
Yemeni coffee trees boast unparalleled flavour profiles due to unique heirloom varieties. The majority of Yemeni specialty coffee is grown at extremely high altitudes. Such challenging growing conditions result in stressed coffee beans that embody an unusually complex concentration of oils containing precious aromas and flavours.
The farmers in Al Hayma consider coffee a symbol of their pride. They believe that the coffee tree originated on their land and some farmers have ownership documents dating back hundreds of years.
In Yemen, the Sana’a governorate is home to the largest share of specialty coffee production in the country, both in terms of quality and quantity. The majority of this coffee production is in the 3 main coffee growing areas at elevations between 1300-2400 masl: Al Hayma Al Dakhiliya, Al Hayma Al Kharijiya, and Haraaz. These regions record rainfall of 1350mm which is higher than other areas in the governorate.
☠️ Single origin from Yemen
☠️ Grade AA Arabica coffee beans
☠️ Producer: Sabcomeed
☠️ Governorate: Sana'a
☠️ Region: Al-Hayma Al-Kharijiya
☠️ Village: Bait Alal
☠️ Varietal: Udaini
☠️ Lot: Hayma Community Nano-Lot
☠️ Process: Natural Anaerobic - 100 hours cherry anaerobic fermentation, 18 hours parchment anaerobic fermentation
☠️ Tasting notes:
- Dried Fig
- Medjool Date
- Orange Bergamot
☠️ Altitude: 2300 masl
☠️ Harvest: March 2020
☠️ Imported by: WE THE ORIGIN
☠️ Our purchase price: USD $85/kg
☠️ Roast: Medium
☠️ Brew: Filter
☠️ Whole bean
V60 BREW GUIDE
Here's our brew guide for the v60.
You can use this same brew guide on a different pour over brewer (such as Origami or Kalita, etc).
16g coffee (grind: medium/fine)
250ml water (1 minute off boil)
2 minutes, 45 seconds brew time
Step by Step
Before starting, rinse the filter to eliminate any paper taste from your brew. Also, pre-heat your mug/vessel by pouring some hot water into it and then discard that water.
0:00 - pour 50ml
0:30 - pour 50ml (total 100ml)
1:00 - pour 50ml (total 150ml)
1:30 - pour 50ml (total 200ml)
2:00 - pour 50ml (total 250ml)
The brew should end around 2:45, could be a little shorter or longer. Don’t allow it to go past 3:00.