ABOUT QIMA COFFEE
Set up in the midst of Yemen’s raging civil war, Qima Coffee is Yemen’s largest specialty coffee exporter, and the country’s most impactful social enterprise.
With operations in Yemen and headquartered in London, Qima Coffee’s was set up with the aim of reviving Yemen’s once renowned coffee industry and in doing so improving the lives of some of the world’s poorest small holder farmers. We believe that better coffee can offer better lives.
In its first year of operation, Qima Coffee has grown its farmer supply portfolio to exceed one thousand farming families, representing an equivalent of 18-20,000 people from the rural community. Working directly with each and every farmer, the company operates with full traceability and transparency, with every bean traceable back to the individual farmer who grew it. We are Yemen’s first coffee fully vertically integrated coffee company, operating throughout the value chain – from seed to cup.
Staying true to its goal of livelihood generation, Qima Coffee offers farmers the highest prices in the market, and goes on to supplement that price by an additional revenue share from the exported coffee. This mechanism has translated to farmers potentially receiving up to 20 times their previous coffee incomes.
Yemeni specialty coffee is considered amongst the rarest and finest in the world – representing less than 0.0001% of the world’s coffee supply. Yemeni coffee is notoriously difficult to source and highly sought after by the coffee aficionados and connoisseurs the world over. With a robust supply infrastructure, local knowledge/network, and global trading capabilities, Qima Coffee is well placed to launch the Yemen coffee revolution. We invite you to be a part of that revolution.
With our sourcing operations in Yemen growing we’re looking to bring on a dedicated QC technician and warehouse manager. The successful applicant will be responsible for receiving, QC checking, roasting and cupping over a thousand samples a year. They will also be responsible for tracking. organising and managing the inventory. You will be reporting to the Head of UK operations. The role will be based in Leyton, London.
Qima Coffee is a fast paced and dynamic startup in the early years of establishment. We have a near impossible mission to achieve and require a dedicated, driven and passionate team to have any chance of achieving our goals. You must be comfortable with start up culture, irregular working hours, and a fast-changing priority list.
You are passionate about specialty coffee and are passionate about the role of coffee in improving lives and livelihoods. Whilst previous coffee industry experience is an advantage, a demonstrable passion for coffee is essential. Full training to Q Grader and/or SCA Diploma level will be provided.
You will responsible for organising, executing, and recording data from daily QC sessions. You must have superb attention to detail, quality, efficiency, organisational and communication skills.
You will be responsible for the management of all our coffee inventory in London.
If you’re looking for the next step in your coffee career, and want to work with a company at the forefront of revolutionising the coffee industry, please send us your CV, along with a brief covering letter.