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Timor-Leste Eratoi

Regular price £8.50

Name: Eratoi

Producer: David Soares

Origin: Eratoi, Letefoho, Ermera

Varietal: Hybrid De Timor & Typica

Altitude: 1800-1900 metres above sea level

Process: Washed (Organic)

Flavours: Citrus, Lemon, Floral & Green Tea


Cup Score: 84

Harvest: 2021 (Arrival in UK:  December 2021)

Importer: Karst Organics



Where is it from?

 

Situated in South East Asia with Australia to the South, Timor-Leste holds the unenviable accolade of being one of the few countries in the world to have been both colonised and annexed; colonised by Portugal from 1600s to 1975 and annexed by Indonesia from 1975 to 1999. Having finally gained independence in 2001, Timor-Leste is the world’s second youngest nation-state and still finding its feet in the geopolitical world of the 21st century. Coffee was introduced to the island by the Portuguese and went on to become the country’s leading export by the 1900s, however, the industry suffered greatly during the years of Indonesian annexation when the sector was largely ignored.

 

Fast forward to the present day and you will see that the coffee farmers of Timor-Leste are working hard to collectively carve out a place for Timorese coffee in the global speciality coffee market.

 

Timorese coffee is truly wild and organically grown underneath the imposing shade trees that dominate the landscape. With time old traditions in processing coffee, passed on from generation to generation, coffee is helping to build up more opportunities for Timorese people to create a consistent and sustainable income from which to support and provide for their families and the local community. 

 

The village of Eratoi is located at an altitude of 1800masl, an ideal height at which to cultivate and process coffee. Led by Simao Pedro de Deus, this group has steadily grown and now consists of 24 smallholder farmers who all have extensive experience in quality coffee processing and consistently produce some of the finest quality speciality coffee in East Timor.

Karst Organics has a strong belief in education and has offered training programs around quality coffee processing and coffee cupping to allow farmers to have a better understanding of their products and how different methods affect the final flavour of the coffee. A strong emphasis was initially placed on selective picking – and moving away from strip picking - to highlight that the quality of the final coffee starts from the moment the cherry is picked. They have collaborated with an agronomist in East Timor and are scheduled to deliver further training programs at the end of 2020’s harvest to educate the farmers with regard to rehabilitation and maintenance of their plantations. This will involve a strong focus on planting new seedlings to allow the regeneration of older generation trees which are prevalent throughout the region.

Roast

Medium



Brew

Filter & Espresso

 

Customer Reviews

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Liz C
Lovely coffee ,perfectly roasted .

Greatly enjoyed drinking it .

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Rose
lovely fruity coffee

Really great coffee

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Ralph Corrigan
Sharp and fruity

Great brew with the tangy-ness I've found in other Timor roasts. Great as espresso.

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s.
great coffee

great coffee with nice bright acidity. i’m definitely getting pomelo with green grape on the finish. in espresso i’m also getting notes of cocoa in there.

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