Private Auction

24th November, 2021 | 14:00 hrs London time

The hidden gems of Yemen

Rare specialty coffee
Hand-harvested with care from the sky-kissed mountains of Yemen

AL HAYMA | ANIS | HARAZ

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Experience some of the finest collections...

Each sample set will contain 25 coffee samples (100 grams each) from this year’s auction! Ordering samples allows you to taste each lot prior to the auction and be ready to bid!

*Sample sets will begin to be shipped out after the first week of November.

Sample Set Fee: $200 each

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Discover a Legend, Reborn

 

Bordering the waterways of the Red Sea Yemen provided the ancient world with the luxuries and necessities unobtainable elsewhere. This is the Land of Sheba, the birthplace of coffee.

Specialty coffee finds its first expressions in Arabica beans, cultivated here in their birthplace.

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.

 

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Auction times in your region

24th November, 2021

  • 06:00 am - Los Angeles
  • 09:00 am - New York
  • 14:00 pm - London
  • 16:00 pm - Riyadh
  • 21:00 pm - Shanghai
  • 22:00 pm - Tokyo
  • 22:00 pm - Seoul
  • 00:00 am - Sydney

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Order your sample pack of our green Yemeni beans today

Each sample set includes:

  • 25 samples /100g per box
  • Coffee Guide

Sample set fee: $200

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All lots have been cupped and graded by experienced professionals as well as renowned SCA Q-Graders within Europe. We know that you wouldn't settle for anything less.

The Romance of Heritage Reawakened

For centuries, the world's most exquisite coffee remained Yemen's secret. Home to the original, pure Arabica taste, Yemen’s distilled passion for cultivating extraordinary coffee left an indelible mark on the world in the 1400s.

As the years went by, the world began to forget just how irreplaceable is the true Mokha. But it's no longer a secret to be kept - it is a wealth to be shared with those who desire the very best.

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

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It's a Long Journey, But its Absolutely Worth it

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’re farmers, infrastructure builders and coffee lovers. And 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 the ripest reddest cherries when they are ready. They are picked from the tree delicately to maintain the quality of the fruit, the health of the plant and its yield in future seasons.

Wash and Dry

All our red coffee cherries are cleaned and put in a bath of water to remove floaters, before being placed on raised drying beds for an average of two to three weeks. A Sinar Bean Pro moisture analyser is used to monitor the moisture content during the drying process. The cherries are turned daily, ensuring consistent ventilation on every single bean.

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.