Timor-Leste single origin coffees are back

Timor-Leste is one of the world’s most exciting coffee origins and this winter we are showcasing three separate coffees sourced from the highlands of Ermera province through our friends and green coffee partners, Raw Material.

In 2002, Timor-Leste gained independence after decades of conflict, which destroyed all key infrastructure and cost hundreds of thousands of lives. Today the country remains heavily reliant on the oil trade which is a declining resource. This is increasing the importance of investing and growing the Timorese coffee industry.

Raw Material is a not-for-profit that has been focusing on investing and helping people grow high-quality coffee in Timor-Leste since 2018. This includes producing coffee production training guides to educate people on specialty coffee cultivation. They have also built a network of washing stations and dry mills.

Veneziano Coffee Roasters has been a long-term supporter of Timor-Leste coffees and through Raw Material have been releasing single origins via our online store, at our flagship cafes and through our wholesale partners since 2020. Our goal every year is to continue to educate our customers on how important it is for us to collectively support and grow the Timor-Leste coffee industry.

This winter we are releasing three single origin lots that come from the suco or village of Parami located at an elevation of 1,800 metres above sea level. Cherry is collected daily from Parami and processed at the Raimutin wet mill in Baboe Kraik. Samples were then sent to our green coffee and roasting team for sample roasting and cupping. The three lots we purchased show the diversity and quality of the processing methods being deployed in Ermera.

Timor Leste Parami natural - notes of black cherry, red apple, cacao nibs

Timor-Leste Parami washed- notes of dried peach, orange zest, nutmeg

Timor Leste Parami honey - notes of baked apple, caramel, black tea 


All Photos: Courtesy of Raw Material