Quaker Street is set to get a coffee update! Speciality Yemeni Coffee company Qima is our newest roast for 2019.
We are all aware of the humanitarian crisis that has plagued Yemen for so long now – but Yemen hasn’t always been blighted by civil war and famine. They have however, always been excellent producers of the Coffee bean, and the country has a rich history with Coffee that dates back to the 13th century. Qima is intent on restoring Yemen to a level higher than where they currently sit, as 1% of the worlds coffee producers. At one point during the 1700’s, Yemen was thought to have supplied the entire worlds coffee supply. Qima works closely alongside all of their Coffee farmers to ensure the highest standards, but also to provide training and support. Qima pay the highest price to their farmers, which is often double the typical market rate.
The Qima foundation donates 10% of all annual profits to education and agriculture in Yemen. Quaker Street are proud to support a company so involved in giving back, which is something we personally strive for ourselves.
There are several ways you can help with the situation in Yemen, which is increasingly volatile and tragic as of right now. Donate via the Red Cross or help activist groups pile pressure on our government to stop selling arms to Saudi Arabia who are directly involved in the crisis.