Al-Hayma is a region located on the outskirts of the Governorate of Sana’a. This region is far from green and verdant, being arid with a harsh climate at a very high altitude. Coffee production in Al-Hayma is modest in scale. Some villages total harvest is of no more than 15 tons of coffee cherries, yielding only a precious 1.5 tons of coffee beans. Size is not everything. In the right hands, Al-Hayma coffee quality is supreme.
The harvest season in this remote mountainous region is always the last in Yemen as the cherries require significantly more time to reach optimal ripeness.
Al-Hayma coffees have a tell-tale signature: highly fruity, with floral top notes and a wonderful complexity and length in the mouth.
Most prominent cupping profile characteristics of this region are:
Blueberries, Strawberries, Mandarin Orange, Red Apple, and complex rose florals.