YEMENIA - Jabal Matwah
𝗬𝗲𝗺𝗲𝗻𝗶𝗮 is a new mother population within the species of Coffea arabica that is 𝗳𝗼𝘂𝗻𝗱 𝗲𝘅𝗰𝗹𝘂𝘀𝗶𝘃𝗲𝗹𝘆 𝗶𝗻 𝗬𝗲𝗺𝗲𝗻, and represents an ocean of unexplored genetics and future varieties that have the potential to reshape the world of Arabica for centuries to come.
We are proud to announce that Miami.Coffee was able to purchase this 𝗬𝗲𝗺𝗲𝗻𝗶𝗮 𝗖𝘂𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝗖𝗼𝗹𝗹𝗲𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 Nano-lot: 75kgs
Producer: 𝗝𝗔𝗕𝗔𝗟 𝗠𝗔𝗧𝗪𝗔𝗛
Region & Gobernorate: Haraaz, 𝗦𝗔𝗡𝗔’𝗔
Altitude: 2300 masl
Flavor Descriptors: Melon, Licorice, Orange BlossomNamed after one of the highest peaks (Matwah) in the region, this lot comes from the community of Tuwail in the region of Haraaz.
We have been in coffee for more than 20 years combined and have seen a lot of trends, research, progress, innovation, changes, studies, and so on. And one fact that has been consistent through all these years, is that despite it having been cultivated for over 1000 years, coffee is always evolving!
It surprises us all the time, the huge potential of personal growth in coffee. Just when you think you mastered one knowledge, a new study or research moves the industry forward. And this is one of the reason, we left our backgrounds and decided to focus 100% on the specialty coffee industry.
An announcement that recently blew our minds was the discovery by Qima Coffee of a pure Arabica mother population that represents a new ocean of genetics with untapped potential to transform the genetic landscape of Coffea Arabica.
Qima Coffee states: “(…) over 98% of the world's known cultivated varieties of Coffea arabica, can be traced back to Yemen. The arabica species, which was found wild in the forests of Ethiopia, traveled to Yemen at least 600 years ago, where it was grown as a cultivated crop, likely for the first time in the crop’s history. As it went from the lush forests of Ethiopia to the arid mountains of Yemen, the genetics of the Yemeni trees would change over time to adapt to the new environment through domestication and natural selection. Coffee cultivation continued in Yemen for the next 300 years, during which the genetics of the Yemeni coffee trees gradually changed through domestication and a process known as genetic drift, such that they became distinctly different from their Ethiopian ancestors. These unique trees would go on to become the 'mother' trees of almost all of the cultivated varieties known today. (…)
The results of the studies conducted by Qima Coffee unveiled one of the most significant findings in coffee history.