Gurmah Limited Edition | Yemen Specialty Coffee

(6 reviews)

$39

Gurmah is a limited edition, ethically sourced and processed Yemeni specialty coffee micro-lot.

Tasting notes: Unique and elegant coffee. Notes of blueberry jam, cheesecake, raspberry, maple, almond, chocolate cream, flowers and clove. The ideal acidity for a coffee with nice and silky body. As time passes, more notes will appear and others will vanish.

Available in three roasting levels:
Light/ Filter roast: Fruitier, bright acidity with light body. Recommended for Pour over, Ibrik, and Immersion brewers.
Medium roast: Sweet, balanced-low fruity acidity with medium body. Recommended for Espresso, Pour over, Ibrik, and Immersion brewers.
Dark/ Special espresso roast: More Sweet, no acidity, bold , might be a little smokey with heavy body. Recommended for Espresso, and Immersion brewers.

If you don’t have a grinder, don’t worry! We can grind it for the exact brewing method you use before sending it out. Please select your preference before adding it to the cart.

The traceability, sensory and sustainability report is available below. 

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Traceability, Sensory and Sustainability Report
Farm
Direct and fair trade
Producer: Saleh Gurmah
Harvest: Handpicked (only ripe cherries). Mar 2020
Irrigation system: Dripping or rain
Origin
Region: Gurmah Village, Haraz Mountains, Yemen
Elevation: 1,850 - 2,300 meters above sea level
Climate: Cold and dry. Rain 510mm annually
Beans
Species: Ancient Typica / Mokha
Varietal: Udaini
Process: Natural - Sundried.
Beans size: AA+
Gurmah Yemen Specialty Coffee Canada Mokha Bunn

Tasting notes:
Unique and elegant coffee. Notes of blueberry jam, cheesecake, raspberry, maple, almond, chocolate cream, flowers and clove. The ideal acidity for a coffee with a nice and silky body.

As time passes, more notes will appear and others will vanish.

These notes were preserved by our team during our cupping sessions using an evaluation roasting profile. Based on what roasting level you’ll be brewing, you can expect to have more notes in the cup.

Packaging
Because we believe in sustainability, our coffee is carefully packed in a 100% recyclable bag with one-way valve and a ziplock to keep it fresh for as long as possible.
Roasting & Freshness
Our coffee is freshly roasted to order in small batches. Please consider some time to rest the coffee (Degas) before brewing it to enjoy the best experience.
Brewing Tips
This coffee is very dense. We highly recommend to brew it using cooler water than you usually use with other origines and/or grind it finer.

About the farmer:
Saleh Gurmah lives in Gurmah village on the mountains of Haraz in Manakha, Yemen. Saleh and his family have been dedicated to only produce specialty grade coffee. They live and work on an elevation of 2.100 meters above sea level. This elevation, their passion, and the original and unique varieties make their crop incredibly amazing.
There is a high demand for the coffee grown in Gurmah village, but the production is very low. Since Gardelli Specialty Coffee in Italy is one of the biggest buyers, it’s a bit challenging to purchase the crop. But because Saleh is a friend of us, we were able to secure 70kg of one of his special process micro-lots. To honor him for helping us having this coffee, we named it after his last name Gurmah.
The tasting notes of Gurmah are unique and amazing. It is a living coffee because It never stops evolving over time. For 3 months, we’ve been cupping this coffee every 3 days in order to reach the best roasting profile and we were blown away by the different notes we found every time we cupped it.
We have been working with Yemeni coffee for many years and every time it surprises us more. This coffee especially drove us crazy.

About Haraz:
Haraz is a mountainous region of Yemen between the cities of Sana’a and Al-Hudaydah. It is considered within the range of Sarawat. In the 11th century, it was the fortress of the Sulayhid Dynasty, many of the buildings still survive today. It includes Jabal An-Nabi Shu’ayb, the highest mountain in Yemen and the Arabian Peninsula. Due to its location between the coastal plain of Tihamah and Sanaa, this mountainous area has always been strategically important. A stopping point for the caravan during the Himyarite Kingdom, the Haraz was later the stronghold of the Sulayhid dynasty, which established itself in Yemen in 1037.

In general, Yemeni coffees are best consumed after 12-18 days from the roasting date and up to 12-16 weeks because of the degassing process. Notes will vary depending on the conserving way and time, but always a delicious cup of coffee.

  1. Leslie McGrath (verified owner)

    Can’t get enough of this coffee. It’s the best coffee I’ve ever had so far

  2. Jennifer B (verified owner)

    Very fruity and sweet. I liked it more on pour over and espresso but not so much in my MokKa Pot, it’s amazing coffee though . Can’t recommend it enough for pour over, french press and espresso

  3. Martin T (verified owner)

    Having sampled a large majority of specialty roasters I can undeniably say personally Gurmah is the BOMB! Possibly the best beans I’ve ever had.

  4. Edgar Harry (verified owner)

    Very complex and juicy. I’ve been enjoying every drop of this coffee. Oh and the delivery was so fast ( arrived same day of placing the order). Highly recommended

  5. Richard J (verified owner)

    Amazing coffee no doubt, but quite expensive. So 4 stars for me

  6. Jessica Quann (verified owner)

    Delicious but not better than the sanan’ani – both delicious

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Weight 270 g
Dimensions 8 × 11 × 7 cm
Select Roast Level

Light roast, Medium roast, Dark roast

What Size?

1kg/ 35.5oz, 250Gr/ 8.8Oz

Whole Beans or Ground?

Whole Beans, Ground For Ibrik/Cezve/Jazwa, Ground for Moka Pot, Ground For Espresso, Ground For Filter/ Pour Over, Ground For Reusable Pods, Ground For French Press, Ground For Cold Brew