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Coffee has been growing in the village of Aljidan for over 400 years. Out of the 50 coffee farming families in the village, 34 of them work with Qima Coffee. The largest farm is 44m2 whilst the smallest is just 2.2m2. The village is characterised by its hot yet rainy summers and bitterly cold winters. Aside from growing coffee, farming families here also grow vegetables, corn and qat. Some families work in handcrafting agricultural tools such as ploughs and axes. Women work in the delicate art of embroidery, sewing intricate details onto tools and jambiya belts.
Aljidan is a village in the region of Hayma Kharjiya, on the west side of Sana’a City, where coffee has been growing for over 400 years. The Sana’a governorate has the biggest share of specialty coffee production, in both quality and quantity in Yemen - you will see its name on many premium coffees stemming from Yemen. The main coffee growing areas are Hayma Dakhiliya, Hayma Kharijiya, Bani Matar, Bani Ismail, and Haraaz. Altitude, soil fertility, microclimate and rainfall are all contributing factors behind some of the finest coffee in the world.
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