East Timor Cooperative Cafe Timor (CCT) Organic Fair Trade SHG Green Coffee Beans

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East Timor Cooperative Cafe Timor (CCT) is organic, and fair trade certified green coffee beans. Timor is a tiny island between Australia and Sulawesi, annexed by Indonesia and liberated in a referendum several years ago. Small scale coffee farming was jump-started before the independence by cooperative farming associations with funding by USAID grants to revitalize the rural economy and give small farmers a cash crop. The cup profile is clean more like a Java coffee. The aroma has distinct notes of chocolate, Medium body, cup is clean with Dark chocolate, caramel, and almonds - roasted at full medium.


The Cooperativa Cafe Timor

(CCT) works with very small farms in East Timor. The majority of land owners own less than a hectare of land. The CCT was established in 1994 with the help of the USDA and NCBA. and in 2001, the cooperative obtained Fair Trade certification. The farms are located in Maubesse, an area of high altitude and a sub-district in the Ainaro district; Atsabe, in the Ermera district; the Lequisa district; and the Aifu region. The coffee from East Timor was originally planted over 400 years ago by Portuguese colonists. However, after an epidemic of coffee leaf rust, the replanting of plants occured and led to the creation of a new coffee varietal of Hibrido de Timor.


Location:Dili, Timor

Altitude:800 - 1,600 m


Hibrido de Timor & Bourbon

Process:Fully washed

Drying:Sun - dried

Harvest:April - September

Export:April - August