Imbibe Coffee Roasters has partnered with Qima Coffee in Yemen as one of its first projects that directly supports and helps coffee producers and farmers.
Imbibe will be roasting, packing and supplying Yemeni coffee to a small number of coffee shops in Dublin this September. 100% of the money raised from sales of this coffee will go to Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Ireland to fund Yemen specific humanitarian projects. Both Imbibe and all participating stores are foregoing all monies from sales of this coffee.
The coffee will be on sale for a minimum contribution of €20 per bag but people are free to pay more if they wish. Imbibe’s aim, in addition to raising awareness of the situation in Yemen, is to raise as much money as possible to help MSF’s work there.
Founded in 2016, Qima Coffee is Yemen’s first accredited specialty coffee producer and the country’s only fully integrated specialty coffee exporter. Qima works directly with smallholder farmers across central and northern Yemen.
Despite falling out of the news cycle, the situation in Yemen remains dire. Tens of thousands of civilians have been killed and many more injured since the conflict began in 2015. Yemenis continue to die from preventable causes such as malnutrition, disease and poor health.
Yemen is a region rooted in the history of coffee, and has a strong case to be the origin of coffee as we know it today. Historically, Yemeni coffee is among the most prized and sought after coffees in the world and it continues to be grown despite the conflict and devastation in the country.
The coffee will only be available from Friday 13th September from:
- Clement and Pekoe – South William Street
- Lotts and Co. – South Lotts Road
- Mister Magpie – Lower Leeson Street
- Storyboard – Islandbridge
- The Fumbally – Clanbrassil Street
- These Hands (part of The Well) – St Stephen’s Green
Imbibe is a speciality coffee roastery based in Dublin 8. 90% of their output is organic, and the company donates 1% of their turnover to Women’s Aid and a further 1% to projects in coffee producing countries.