Bani Ismael


Bani Ismael

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12 oz. *Bulk orders (2lbs+) fulfilled on Mondays and Thursdays only.

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About this Coffee

Coffees from Yemen are something special. We’ve talked about it before on the CREMA Journal and in our individual write-ups about the coffees themselves - there is so much unrest in Yemen overall, not just in relation to coffee, that a visit from a Yemeni coffee feels like a special occasion - we never want to take it for granted.

That said, Bani Ismael offers a flavor experience that you would celebrate regardless of origin. The deep sweetness of dried fruits, sparkling acidity and a hint of complex spice on the finish make this coffee taste almost like an upscale restaurant’s elevated take on a fig newton.

But don’t be complex and distinctive as this coffee is, you won’t grow tired of drinking it each morning. Rather, you’ll savor each cup knowing that it won’t be here long.

Equally special about this coffee is the varietal, which is a rare cultivar that has adapted to the harsh land and climate of the area over centuries - it is currently exclusively cultivated in the Bani Ismael region. With so many notable things about this coffee, trust us - you don’t want to sleep on Bani Ismael! Well... actually, it gets better as it sits for a few days post-roast, so maybe sleep on it for just a couple days...THEN drink up!

Tasting Notes

Dried Apricot, Pear, Cardamom

Brewing Recommendation

We like this coffee in both extremes: Chemex for the apricot and cardamom crispness or French Press to accentuate the sweet, rich body.

RATIO: 16:1 (Example: 400 grams water, 25 grams coffee produces 12 ounce cup)


REGION: Bani Ismael, Yemen

FARM/MILL: Rayyan Mill

VARIETAL: Heirloom Varietals

ALTITUDE: 1,500 - 2,000 m

PRODUCER: Various Small Landholders

PROCESS: Dry Processed

Relationally sourced through Andrew Nicholson



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