Roost - East Timor


Origin

East Timor, Ermera region

Variety

Hibrido de Timor, Typica

Processing

Washed 

Altitude

1700 - 1800 MASL

Roast Profile

Omni-Roast

Taste Notes

Notes of Orange Blossom, Roobios and Tangerine

Coffee Facts

Following 25 years of conflict that claimed 200,000 lives and destroyed all infrastructure, Timor-Leste became the first new independent state of the 21st century. Today there are about 1.3M people living in Timor-Leste, and poverty remains widespread; almost half of the children under 5 years old suffer from chronic malnutrition, a statistic that hasn’t improved in 20 years.

Home to “Kafe Inan”, Ermera is where the world’s first rust resistant coffee varietal was identified. Hibrido de Timor is known for its smooth velvety mouthfeel and was produced by a natural mutation that married the qualities of both arabica and robusta coffee species. Our partner farmers have worked with us for three years on harvest, rehabilitation and farm management. The coffees from these farms have repeatedly won awards at Timor-Leste’s National Coffee Quality Competition and in 2021 they placed second overall with an anaerobic natural process.