ORIGIN: LETEFOHO, TIMOR-LESTE
VARIETY: TIMOR HYBRID, TYPICA
NOTES: DRIED APPLE, CHOCOLATE, CARDAMOM
Timor-Leste’s coffee is small in overall scale but highly significant to the Timorese, 25% of whom rely on coffee production for their livelihood. The island’s inland forests also happen to be historically significant, being the origin of coffee’s most adaptive genetic cross—the Timor Hybrid—a wonderful gift from Timor-Leste. A naturally occurring cross of Robusta and Arabica. This hybrid is the ancestor of many of the disease resistant, hybrid varieties that are saving coffee production.
This coffee is fully organic and is produced by select farmers from the Ducurai village. Farms in this area range between 0.5 and 1.5 hectares only and tend to be well-shaded by evergreen she-oaks, a natural mulcher and nitrogen fixer.
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