- Origin: TIMOR LESTE
- Region: Ainaro, South Western Timor
- Producer: Small holder farmers
- Type: Arabica
- Varietals: Typica, local hybrids
- Processing: Washed
- Altitude: 1500 MASL
- Prep: Hand picked, sorted
TIMOR SMALL HOLDER FARMERS
About 80% of coffee in East Timor is high-quality Arabica varietals grown by approximately 67,000 small growers, 45% of which rely on coffee for their sole income. The majority of coffee is wet-milled or washed within 24 hours of picking.
The coffee industry in Timor-Leste is gradually being rebuilt after the conflicts with a number of non-profit and aid agencies assisting farmers with advice and support. This is assisting farmers increase the coffee quality which will lead to better prices for their crops.