East Timor Letefoho Ermera
huge body, fig sweetness, low acidity
This is an Aifu FW grade, organically grown coffee from East Timor, specifically from a village in Letefoho, which is a sub-district of Ermera in the western part of East Timor. Growing altitude in Letefoho ranges from 1350 - 1900 masl and varieties grown include Hybrid de Timor (Moka) and Arabe (Typica). Coffee plantations were introduced to East Timor in 1815 by the Portuguese. However, many of the Timorese communities were displaced during the Indonesian invasion of 1975. Consequently, much land was abandoned and coffee plantations have since grown wild, thriving in the country's rich mountainous environment.
East Timor's total production is relatively small at around 160,000 bags or 550 containers in a good year. The local market is dominated by a duopoly of exporters that account for nearly 80% of the total exports. Timor’s production is primarily commercial grade arabica, with small volumes of robusta and comparatively tiny volumes of specialty.
VARIETY: MOKA, TYPICA
PROCESS: WASHED & SUN-DRIED
ALTITUDE: 1350 - 1900 masl
GROWER: SMALL HOLDER FARMERS
IMPORTER: OLAM SPECIALTY IMPORTERS