New Arabica Genetic Group, Yemenia, Sees First International Auction


Scientists have identified a new genetic group of the Arabica coffee species in Yemen. The new genetic group has been dubbed “Yemenia,” as it is said to exist only in Yemen and is being touted by Yemeni coffee specialist exporter and roaster Qima Coffee as a potentially industry-shifting discovery on par with the discoveries of coffee genetic mother populations Typica/Bourbon, SL17 and SL34, from which all other known Arabica varieties and cultivars have descended.

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