Congratulations to the winners! The auction took place on:

31st August 2022 | 09:00 am London Time

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National Yemen Coffee Auction

Yemen’s First
National Coffee

Yemen’s most exquisite coffees go to auction
August 31st, 2022

The Mokha Institute (TMI), in collaboration with the Unity of Coffee department of Yemen’s Ministry of Agriculture and local authorities, have organized the inaugural National Yemen Coffee Auction. More than 1200 submissions have undergone rigorous testing and examination to be narrowed down the best 30 lots.

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Sample Sets are Available!

Ordering samples allow you to taste each lot prior to the auction and be ready to bid.

Sample Set Fee: $375

28 Samples / 150 grams each

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How the coffee was
selected for the auction

  • To begin, farmers in Yemen were notified of the auction through Whatsapp groups, a promotional launch event, Yemeni media, social media and Yemen’s first annual coffee festival, where tens of thousands attended over several days.
  • In total they received 161 submissions representing 1,200+ farmers with a CRM developed to have full transparency and traceability of each lot submitted.
  • Farmers submitted coffees to the NYCA headquarters in Sana’a and they then underwent examinations by qualified coffee professionals.
  • The coffees went through a blind cupping by Yemen’s first national cupping team and the top 50 lots were sent to Boot Coffee Campus in Marin, California, to be evaluated by several Q graders, who made the final determination as to which coffees would go to auction.
  • Those final lots will be evaluated by a panel of judges across the world who will award them their final scores.

Auction Start:

31 August 2022 | 09:00 am London

Auction times by region

  • 01:00 am - Los Angeles
  • 04:00 am - New York
  • 09:00 am - London
  • 11:00 am - Riyadh
  • 16:00 pm - Shanghai
  • 17:00 pm - Tokyo
  • 17:00 pm - Seoul
  • 18:00 pm - Sydney
"The vast majority of coffee consumed throughout the entire world came from a plant whose great-great ancestors came from this beautiful country."


Coffee Producing Areas
NYCA 2022 Origin Locations

The People's

Bridging the gap between Yemeni coffee
and the rest of the world.

In a country currently in its eighth year of war and with its people subject to suffering, displacement, fatigue, poverty and hunger. This auction offers a glimmer of hope, to expose the raw beauty of Yemen and its coffee to the rest of the world.

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