Nestled in Yemen’s Northern region, Ibb is home to a diverse landscape featuring high altitudes and sub-tropical climates. The capital, also named Ibb, sits at over 2000 meters above sea level along a ridge of Mount Al-Shafah.
Home to stunning scenery and fertile soils, producers in the governate can produce some of the best coffees Yemen has to offer. Coffee is grown by producers as a cash crop to complement their sustenance farming. Primarily growing the variety named locally as Udani, the harvest season begins in October and continues to January, where temperatures fluctuate from between 30 and 11 degrees Celsius.
During the harvest, producers handpick only the reddest cherries, when they are at their most ripe.
The cherries are next placed into baths of cool water, cleaning and sorting the quality cherries from any floaters or debris. They are then dried on raised beds for around two to three weeks, being turned daily, to ensure even drying. Once a moisture level of between 11-12% is recorded, the beans are then sealed in airtight bags, to protect from oxidization or contamination from foreign matter.
The dried cherries are then rested for between 1 and 2 months; before being hulled of their cherry. The beans are then passed through a gravity sorter, sieved by screen size and hand sorted, removing any remaining defects. Once complete, the coffees are graded and bagged, ready for export.
- Dose: 18g
- Brew Time: 32 seconds
- Brew Yield: 32g