Red Bank - East Timor
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Smallholders from Laclo village near the Atsabe Community Wet Mill in the Ermera region of East Timor
Hybrido de Timor & Typica
1200 - 1600 masl
Notes of Oolong Tea, Red Currant and Caramel
WORLD EXCLUSIVE TO RED BANK x DOG AND HAT
Laclo is the name of one of the main coffee producing villages (or sucos in Tetun), that provide cherry to the Atsabe wet mill. The village’s coffee land sits between 1200-1600MASL, where between 80 and 150 coffee producing families are selling to the washing station at any given time during the harvest season. The village itself has four sub villages, and a total household figure of almost 500 families.
The Atsabe wet mill serves as a central hub for processing the cherry of the producers we work with across the Ermera municipality. Sitting at 1400 MASL, the wet mill has served not only as a place to purchase, process, and dry cherry, but as a meeting point for the village chiefs and neighbourhood leaders, and Raw Material. Expanding the reach of specialty coffee as a viable option for profitable returns includes the importance of training. The Atsabe Wet Mill has successfully served as the hub for training courses in both cultivation, picking, and processing for local producers.