Sheba Coffee Auction

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The auction consists of 13 different different coffees split into 21 lots from 4 different regions of the sky-kissed mountains of Yemen: Anis, Ibb, Haraz and Al Hayma.

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28th January 2021 @ 10:00am (London)

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About Sheba Coffee

The Sheba Coffee team has its roots embedded in Yemen. They have passion for coffee and combine it with a love for the region. As the rich, fertile earth nourishes the finest coffee ever grown, Sheba Coffee seeks to sustainably nourish their country in return, especially during its times of unrest and conflict.

Traceability and sustainability are a must, from cherry to cup. Sheba Coffee works directly with farmers to ensure ethical trade practices are employed. They connect these skilled farmers with a global network of buyers, investing in the infrastructure they need to succeed and work in partnership to deliver socio-economic progress. As they steep in centuries of farmers’ inherited wisdom, they in turn provide training and tools to achieve their best ever yields.

The unique global presence allows Sheba Coffee to provide coffee connoisseurs with the most extraordinary coffee with the rarest, richest flavours you can imagine.

As a company rich in Yemeni heritage, the world's finest coffee is Sheba Coffee’s bloodline, legacy and future. They will reawaken the world to the alluring magic of Yemeni coffee. Because this isn't just their story, it's a love letter to coffee itself, just waiting for you to write the next page.

Quality is their obsession, that’s why they curate every step of the process. They aren’t resellers, they are farmers, infrastructure builders and coffee lovers. And the adventure begins within the highlands of the Yemeni mountains, before a seed even slips beneath the soil.

Every single Sheba Coffee bean is rare and beautiful; meticulously harvested and overflowing with character.

Only the ripest, reddest cherries are selected for Sheba Coffee’s single-origin beans, dried locally within centres under the dazzling Arabian sun.

The Birthplace of Coffee

For centuries, the world's most exquisite coffee was Yemen's secret. Home to the original, pure Arabica taste. It is no longer a secret to be kept, it is a wealth to be shared with those who desire the very best. Reawaken to the alluring magic of Yemeni coffee.


Ruled by the legendary Queen of Sheba – or Saba – was a Southern Arabian kingdom which stretched from today’s Yemen all the way to Ethiopia. It is this land from which the coffee drink originated in the 15th century and where we take our name.


We at Sheba Coffee have been blessed to inherit our heritage from the ancient Kingdom of Sheba, and now we are dedicated to building a new legacy for Yemen's future.


Every single Sheba Coffee bean is rare and beautiful; meticulously harvested and overflowing with character. Quality is our obsession, that’s why we curate every step of the process. We aren’t resellers, we are farmers, infrastructure builders and coffee lovers


Our adventure begins within the highlands of the Yemeni mountains, before a seed even slips beneath the soil. Only the ripest, reddest cherries are selected for our single-origin beans, dried locally within our centres under the dazzling Arabian sun. Here’s our story of how they make their way to your cup.

The Perfect Pick

Farmers visit each tree several times a week and only pick their cherries precisely when they are ready. They are picked from the tree delicately to maintain the quality of the picked fruit, health of the plant and its yield in future seasons.

Wash and Dry

Farmers visit each tree several times a week and only pick their cherries precisely when they are ready. They are picked from the tree delicately to maintain the quality of the picked fruit, health of the plant and its yield in future seasons.

In Transit

When the ideal moisture level is reached (11-12%), we stop the drying phase and place the cherries in hermetic bags to protect them from oxidization, foreign matter and pollution. At this point the beans are still inside the dried cherry to preserve their freshness. They are then transported to our warehouse for a short resting period in a controlled environment.

Signed, Sealed & Delivered

After resting for one to two months in our warehouse the dried cherries are hulled, pass through a gravity sorter, sieved by sizes, hand sorted several times for defective colours and proportion and finally graded and bagged into different hermetic bags to retain moisture. Our Sheba Coffee beans are exported and placed in vacuum sealed bags ready for you to enjoy. All lots have been cupped and graded by local experienced professionals as well as renowned SCA Q-Graders within Europe. We know that you wouldn't settle for anything less.