Velvety in texture, pronounced dried mango and soft pineapple notes come to the fore in this remarkable Yemeni coffee, Wadi Almaa. Meaning the Valley of Water, the mountain top village of Wadi Almaa gets its name from the aquifers found in the region. The work of 10 smallholders, the cultivation of coffee in this valley dates back to about 400 years and is home to the recently discovered sub-species of Arabica: Yemenia. Exclusive to Yemen, this new mother population within the species of Coffea Arabica represents an ocean ofunexplored genetics and future varieties that have the potential to reshape the world of arabica for centuries to come. As one of the lots presented by Qima Coffee and the Alliance for Coffee Excellence on the Yemen Coffee Auction, Discovering Diversity; Wadi Alma accentuates the excellence and promise of Yemeni coffee.