About this awesome coffee -
Tastes like: Red Apple, Cacao nibs, Toffee cream/butterscotch
Mountain: 1,420 MASL
Variety: Typica, Timor Hybrid
Process: Fully Washed
Producer: Rotutu Cooperative
Roaster notes: "We are so delighted to share with you the first ever coffee that we have roasted from East Timor, we were inspired by the story of the cooperative and think the coffee tastes pretty special too. This coffee is sweet with depth and fresh notes of apple, clean, bright and super well balanced, a true delight to sip on"
East Timor is situated in South East Asia with Australia to the South. Timor-Leste is the world’s second youngest nation state. It was in 1995, towards the end of Indonesian rule in Timor-Leste, that Francisco de Deus (head of the Rotutu cooperative) inherited his farm from his grandparents. Nestled high in the mountains of the central highlands of the country in the district of Ermera, conditions are ideal for coffee with warm, blue skies during the day and cool evenings at night allowing for consistent growing and processing conditions.
Francisco de Deus (head of the Rotutu cooperative) was introduced to our import partners Karst Organics in 2017 .After recognising the potential of coffee from Rotutu, Karst Organics entered into partnership with them in 2018 and funded the construction of a centralised processing and storage facility ensuring consistency and the high quality expected of the speciality sector. This also allowed Karst Organics to employ a small team of local staff which has steadily grown year on year; in a country where unemployment continues to be a national concern, Karst Organics firmly believes that providing employment within the emerging coffee sector in East Timor is crucial to this fledgling country’s economy.
Thanks to the developments in the speciality sector, Timorese farmers are now able to command a much higher price for their delicious coffee and create a consistent and sustainable income from which to support and provide for their families and the local community.
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