The Cooperativa Café Timor (CCT) works with very small farms in East Timor, majority own less than a hectare of land. The CCT was established in 1994 with the help of USDA and NCBA. In 2001, the coperative obtained Fair Trade Certification. The farms are located in Maubesse, an area of highaltitude and a sub-district in the Ainaro district; Atsabe, in the Ermera district; the Lequisa district; and the Aifu region. The coffee of East Timor was originally planted over 400 years ago by Portuguese colonists. However, after an epidemic of coffee leaf rust, the replanting of the coffee plants occurred, which led to the creations of a new coffee varietal—Hibrido de Timor.
Estate: Cooperativa Cafè Timor
Region: Maubesse, Atsabe, Lequisa and Aifu Coop located in Dili
Altitude: 2600 - 5200 ft.
Variety: Hibrido de Timor and Bourbon
Harvest: Late April-September
Process: Wet-processed, Sun Dried
Fair trade and organic certified, An Award Winning coffee highly rated, for its clean, smooth, rich Indo-Pacific character.
Medium Roast, Medium Body