Timor [Indonesia]

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Timor [Indonesia]

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Medium Roast 

Notes: Caramel, Plum, Orange Juice


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Origin Information

Grower: Cooperativa Cafe Timor (CCT)

Region: Ainaro, Ermera and Lequisa, East Timor

Altitude: 800 - 1,600 Meters

Process: Fully washed and dried in the sun

Variety: Bourbon, Timor Hybrid

Harvest: June - October

Soil: Volcanic Loam

Certification: Fair Trade, Organic

Background Details

This coffee is sourced from family-owned farms organized around the Cooperativa Cafe Timor (CCT), which has more than 20,000 members who live in the Ainaro, Ermera and Lequisa districts of East Timor. Coffee cultivation on East Timor was originally established over 400 years ago by Portuguese colonists, but leaf rust destroyed all production until a new coffee varietal called Hibrido de Timor was introduced in the 1900's. Today, the average small producer cultivates coffee on less than on hectare of land. CCT was established in 1994 with the help of the USDA and the NCBA (National Cooperative Business Association) to help small producers market their coffee internationally. Through a free healthcare initiative, CCT has funded the operation of seven rural clinics, three mobile clinic teams and eleven community healthcare teams that have treated more than two million patients since 2001.