Almond nougat, mandarin, dark honey finish.
Varietal: Timor Hybrid, Moka, Typica
Cupping Score: 86
Having found its sovereignty in 2002, Timor-Leste is one of the world’s youngest countries. Heavily reliant on income from oil, Timor-Leste currently faces enormous economic challenges as these oil reserves begin to run dry. In its place, the agricultural sector and in particular coffee is set to become the nation’s most vital export.
In Timor-Leste, we have sourced coffee from the municipality of Ermera which is the largest coffee producing region in the country. Almost 60% of the municipality’s population live below the poverty line.
This washed processed coffee is sourced from the village of Parami at an altitude above 1,700 metres. The coffee cherries are fermented for fifteen hours before undergoing a three week drying period across a combination of Colombia, Timor-Leste and African style beds. The coffee is then processed at the Atsabe wet mill in Baboe Kraik. In the cup we are enjoying a balance of nutty and fruity notes including almond nougat, mandarin and honey.
You may have noticed that we have stopped labelling some coffees as “Filter Roast Profile”. We felt that our previous labelling of microlots did not do justice to our coffees and what we think they are capable of. We want you to feel free to use the coffee any way you like. Read more here.
Whole Beans, Drip Filter, Espresso, Plunger, Stovetop