Grape, Praline and Date
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.
Altitude1400m - 1869m
There are 39 steps from bean on the bush to the cup in your hand and we guide every one – we source only the best beans, grind fresh for each cup and brew with artisan precision. This is coffee by obsessives, for obsessives - life’s too short for anything less.
39 Steps Roasters has over a decade of combined roasting and sourcing experience. We buy the majority of our coffees direct from origin, building relationships with farmers to ensure full traceability of each of our coffees and generating better prices for the people that deserve it most.
Our sourcing process and quality control procedures are thorough. We cup our coffees hundreds of times over to monitor how the coffee fares once traveled and how it continues to fare as we continue to roast. It is this process of repetition, of analyzing a coffee profile, dissecting and improving it to be the best possible product we can fashion, which enables unmatched quality and flavor.