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Timor-Leste Rotutu Coffee

(earns 45 Taste Points)
Chocolates And Sugars Flavours / Notes
Chocolate & SugarsChoc & Sugars
Fruity Flavours / Notes
Grape & Gooseberry Prune & Plum Sugars
Flavours & Notes
Quick Details
Origin(s): East Timor Indonesia
Brightness of Flavours
Balanced & Pleasing
Full Bodied
Medium Balanced
Balance of Flavours
Well Balanced
Coffee Specification
Roast Profile: Omniroasted for both filter and espresso
Processing Method: Washed
Cupping Score: You can score this one...
More Information
Does this include caffeine? Yes, this product contains caffeine
Is this coffee available as pre-ground? Yes, pre-ground options available
Are there any specific product benefits?
Timor-Leste Rotutu Coffee
This is our second summer in a row sourcing coffee from Timor-Leste - a relative newcomer to the speciality coffee scene and indeed the world map after gaining independence from Indonesia in 2002. It still shares a large land border with this famous coffee producing country. The island of Timor is divided between the two nations.

Coffee production in the country is mainly located in the western-central highlands and the dry, tropical climate is ideal for growing coffee. Like last year's popular Lacau Village, the Rotutu cooperative is located in mountainous Letefoho area.

The head of Rotutu is Francisco de Deus and he is a third generation farmer. Since 2018, he has been working with our partners in the country, Karst Organics, to develop the infrastructure for speciality coffee export. The smallholders in this cooperative are subsistence farmers and Francisco has been working towards creating a more stable economic model for his farmers based on the improvement of coffee quality and consistency. Karst Organics recently funded the building of a centralised processing and storage facility to contribute to this goal. Very exciting stuff!
  • Prune, Muscovado Sugar, Red Grape
  • Altitude - 1420 masl
  • Process - Fully Washed
  • Variety - Typica, Timor Hybrid
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