AL KBOUS GROUP
Al kabous group is one of the supreme and leading castles of investment in the Middle East and the oldest trading and industrial group in the Republic of Yemen. It all started in 1938 when Haj / Mohammed Hassan Al kabous put the group’s cornerstone in the city of Sanaa through establishing the Yemeni coffee trade business. This coffee business grew and evolved over the decades due to the dedicated efforts of him and his sons, led by the eldest and the group’s Chairman: Professor / Hassan Mohamed Al kabous. Years later, Al Kabous family started to expand and diversify the business activities to several sectors and created distinct strategic locations in order to be near to clients. Al Kabous group’s success and continued growth and its good reputation reflect the excellence of its products quality and efficiency since its inception.
AL KBOUS TEA
NATURAL QUALITY, PURITY, AND TASTE
Due to our full commitment and attachment to quality, and the fact that consumer’s satisfaction is our first and last goal. We vowed ourselves to provide our clients with the best largesse of tea plantations in the world represented in Al kabous tea, to be sure that Al kabous group is privileged with its outstanding natural quality for more than 70 years till now.
From natural fields -the finest tea plantations in the world- comes Al Kabous Tea, tea leaves are carefully selected and daily harvested manually to guarantee its containment of the high quality, unprecedented taste, and emphasize its unmatched purity.
Our love and passion for tea since old times, and our commitment to provide the best leaves of tea plantations,made Al kabous tea –with pride- the most popular and out loved tea to the satisfaction and desirability of theconsumer in Yemen, and expanded its fame to find impressive growing demand wherever it existed.
Al Kabous tea features a combination of wonderful taste and pure golden red colour that provides you with a classical experience of a high-value tea and flood you with joy and vitality, to enjoy the most pleasing times with an indulging taste that takes you to the world of amazing sensations.
AL KBOUS COFFEE
THE FIRST CRADLE TO THE BEST FLAVOR
Each cup of Al Kabous coffee, admired by millions around the world has a long journey before reaching consumers, interesting to tell, being a product of a deep-rooted heritage besides its historical legacy that its name came from with its different collections and tastes that satisfy our customers with an exotic taste.
The journey starts from the stands and the slopes of the mountains of Yemen, the home of Yemeni coffee. From the maternal trees that hold the inveterate origin Arabian coffee, the best fresh and grown seeds are selected. After collection, they are peeled; seeds are washed and dried, then prepared for sowing and planting.
Then in the suitable time and in carefully prepared nurseries in a fertile soil of rich organic materials, the selected seeds are planted there as a temporary cradle for them. During this stage, these nurseries are under regular and continuous fertilization and shadowing besides pest control for a period ranging from 6-7 months. Afterwards seed is dissociated from its cradle and moved to its permanent planting area.
With this move, the second growth cycle starts in this area, where seed receives a transcendent natural irrigation and fertilization, in order to get the needed nutrients that provide the best circumstances and the conditions for their growth. We are very concerned to follow scientific and modern means of maintaining our trees and protecting them against pests, diseases and epidemics. Therefore the Coffee tree can enjoy appropriate environment to grow in order to be well prepared to reach the production stage and be able to give the best and finest harvest in terms of quantity and quality. When it’s fully grown red, seed fruits are picked with its bearers in order to maintain its quality and value.
Then the coffee cherries are moved to their peeling location. This is a complicated drying process aiming to remove moisture from the pulp (coffee cherry) through subjecting it to sunlight in dry places for a period ranging between 10 days to two weeks to reach a balanced precise ratio of moisture ranges between 11-12%. Because any rise or decrease above or below this percentage will cause to coffee cherries serious damage making them lose their value and flavour. This peeling process is running automatically without affecting the coffee cherry in any way or even by a scratch to keep its splendour and amazing fragranced scent.
The coffee cherries then start their second trip from the nature bosom embrace to the World of modern technology that we use in reserving, roasting, and grinding coffee in our factories and labs; which no one rivals us in Yemen and throughout the region. The coffee cherries go under the hospitality of our storehouses, which are specially prepared according to international standards in the reservation and storing so we could keep the coffee cherries’ natural quality and flavour without change. Then they get sorted and cleaned of impurities, and then sorted by the latest machines and scientific methods, which separates cherries to net grain according to sizes that are exported in the form of beans.
Afterwards, the coffee beans selected for grinding are transported to the roasting plants in our factories where we take care of the minutest details such as temperatures and roasting degrees. Our roasting plants produces three categories of roasted beans according to their roasting degrees, and they are:
• White (Light).
• Red (Medium).
• Dark (Turkish).
After roasting, we transport the beans to the independent milling plants where we grind them into two different levels, which are:
1. The coarse ground coffee for coffee machines use.
2. Softgrinded coffee for individual use.
Nevertheless, we add flavours during grinding in order to satisfy different tastes as follows:
• Mere coffee without any flavours, to suit different grades of grinding or levels of roasting.
•Cardamomflavored light and dark coffee.
• Mediumcoffeeflavored with an exquisite collection of Arabian spices such as Carnations, cinnamon, cardamom and ginger.
Then the packaging process begins inside our laboratories through a high precision and quality coefficient equipment where packaging is carried out according to the highest standards and is operated automatically without any human intervention; so as not to affect the magnificent natural taste and flavour of Al kabous coffee. Slides of aluminium foil are used mainly as packing material to provide high tolerance for packs. Air is sucked out from coffee packs to keep the coffee’s natural flavour retained all the time. Packs are shaped and sized in multiple ways to meet diverse customer needs.
And thus Al kabous coffee reaches the last station in its interesting journey and says to its fans and lovers: Here I am in your hands to enjoy your life and enjoy your favourite taste of the wonderful fragrant smell of Al kabous coffee (The first cradle...and the best flavor).