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Private Collection Auction with

Qima Coffee

Yemeni Specialty Coffee

Qima works directly with Yemeni growers and works directly with smallholder farmers across central and northern Yemen, creating equitable trade in cultivating and hand harvesting specialty coffee sourced from some of Yemen’s highest altitudes. Founded in 2016 by Faris Sheibani, Qima Coffee’s core purpose is to rebuild Yemen’s specialty coffee industry. Qima has pledged to donate 10% of its annual profits to education and agricultural projects through their Qima Foundation. Founder and CEO, Faris Sheibani states, “Qima Coffee’s partnership with ACE marks a momentous milestone in Yemen’s specialty coffee industry. Sourcing coffees from thousands of smallholder farmers across the country, including many previously untouched regions, we are excited to offer the widest and finest range of coffees ever to have left Yemen’s shores. The Yemen Coffee Revolution is well and truly here. We invite you to be a part of that revolution.” This auction is open to non-members and members.

2020 Auction Results

 

Rank
Farm
Score
Genetics
Weight (lbs)
High Bid
Total Value
High Bidder(s)
1
Yahya Lahaba
90.93
Yemenia
159
$207.15
$32,936.85
Sarutahiko Coffee Inc.
2
Abdo Alqadah
90.73
Yemenia
288
$130.00
$37,440.00
George Howell Coffee, Intelligentsia Coffee, Bird Rock, and Cometeer
3
Qima Alchemy Series Lot 1
90.47
Yemenia
288
$140.50
$40,464.00
Mad Priest Coffee Roasters
4
Ahmed Lahaba
90.41
Yemenia
173
$130.50
$22,576.50
Orsir Coffee(Taiwan)
5
Qima Alchemy Series Lot 2
90.28
Yemenia
136
$120.50
$16,388.00
June’s Garden Coffee
6
Qima Alchemy Series Lot 3
89.93
Yemenia
146
$130.00
$18,980.00
Ethico, co & Brew Boy
7
Qima Alchemy Series Lot 4
89.69
Yemenia
139
$120.00
$16,680.00
Sulalat Coffee Trading
8
Qima Alchemy Series Lot 5
89.6
Yemenia
396
$66.50
$26,334.00
Square Mile Coffee Roasters
9
Mutawasat Community
88.9
Yemenia
1929
$25.00
$48,225.00
Brulerie du Quai
10
Ghailan Saad
88.03
Yemenia
165
$76.50
$12,622.50
SUPREMO COFFEE
11
Women Farmers of Dhamar
87.96
SL28
87
$82.50
$7,177.50
Ascension Coffee Roasters
12
Himyar Subaih
87.86
Yemenia
102
$82.50
$8,415.00
JOUD COFFEE ROASTERS, DISCOVER COFFEE ROASTING CO.
13
Qabal Community
87.81
SL-34
112
$66.00
$7,392.00
Project Origin
14
Abdul Rauf
87.47
Typica
112
$47.50
$5,320.00
Cut Hand Group
15
Akram Darwaish
87.44
SL28
366
$23.00
$8,418.00
Robert Kao & Company, LTD
16
Mustafa Ali
87.41
Yemenia
404
$33.00
$13,332.00
GBT-SOLIDSTRIPE
17
Jarmah Community
87.35
Yemenia
500
$32.50
$16,250.00
Global Performance LLC
18
Bani Matr Community
87.2
Yemenia
289
$54.60
$15,779.40
Origo Roastery & Pressco
19
Bait Alal Community
87.17
Yemenia
1219
$23.50
$28,646.50
Coffee Libre, EL CAFE Coffee Roasters, Youngdae Co., Ltd, Youdong Coffee, das ist PROBAT, Coffee Montage, Intelligentsia Coffee, and TOLD A STORY COFFEE ROASTER
20
Women Farmers of Qabal
87.13
SL-34
135
$41.00
$5,535.00
Ascension Coffee Roasters
Totals:
7145
$54.43/lb
$388,912.25

COFFEE SELECTION PROCESS

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the 2020 Qima Private Collection Auction will have invited jurists, in what we have coined as Global Coffee Center’s, around the world. These leading coffee buyers and experts in sensory analysis will use our new protocols to ensure we have a consistent competition using our cupping form in a safe and sanitary setting. 

International Jury Members

Name
Company
Country
Darrin Daniel
Alliance for Coffee Excellence
United States
Alex Pond
Alliance for Coffee Excellence
United States
Khalid Al-Mannai
CHERRY BEANS
Qatar
Angelo Abordo
Cherry Beans Cafe & Roastery
Qatar
Lee Jonghoon
Coffee Graffiti
South Korea
Fraser Lovell
Coffee Supreme
Australia
Mathew Galbreath
Coffee Supreme
Australia
Mohamad Merhi
Cypher Roastery LLC
United Arab Emirates
Milo
Cypher Roastery LLC
United Arab Emirates
Ali Al Fahad
Earth Roastery
Kuwait
Anson Wong
Elephant Grounds
Hong Kong
Jenny Howell
George Howell Coffee Company
United States
George Howell
George Howell Coffee Company
United States
Stephen Leighton
HASBEAN
United Kingdom
Chris Casassa
Independent Observer
United States
Geoff Watts
Intelligentsia Coffee
United States
Jason Kew
KEW COFFEE
Australia
Jones Huang
Linking Coffee Co., Ltd.
Taiwan
Kentaro Maruyama
Maruyama Coffee Co., Ltd.
Japan
Miyoko Watanabe
Maruyama Coffee Co., Ltd.
Japan
Jin Guo
Maruyama Coffee Co., Ltd.
China
Philip Schluter
Maruyama Coffee Co., Ltd.
United Kingdom
Hyunki Lee
MOMOS COFFEE
South Korea
Faris Sheibani
Qima Coffee
United Kingdom
Will Woodhouse Banks
Qima Coffee
United Kingdom
Adeel Qureshi
Qima Coffee
United Kingdom
Fisher Zhang
REPLUS COFFEE
China
Osamah Alawwam
Roasting House
Saudi Arabia
Paul Songer
SONGER & ASSOCIATES
United States
Tom Flawitch
SQUARE MILE
United Kingdom
Didier Frutschi
STARBUCKS COFFEE
Switzerland
Ralph Braune
SUPREMO COFFEE
Germany
Merouane Chachoua
SUPREMO COFFEE
Germany
Ioannis Taloumis
TAF – I. Taloumis & Co
Greece
Ammar
Varietal Specialty Coffee
Saudi Arabia
Abdulaziz Al-Manea
Varietal Specialty Coffee
Saudi Arabia
Muath Al-Barrak
Varietal Specialty Coffee
Saudi Arabia
Keita Matsumoto
Wataru & Co., Ltd.
Japan
Satoshi Ito
Wataru & Co., Ltd.
Japan
Shinji Sekine
Wataru & Co., Ltd.
Japan

By pinpointing exceptional producers with the Private Collection program, ACE will curate auctions with organizations and farmers who best exemplify ACE’s standards with its Cup of Excellence programming and hopes to expand its reach with these curated auctions. 

To learn more about being on this Qima jury, membership and access to the Qima Private Collection auction, please reach out to ACE at [email protected]

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