East Timor FTO Washed

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Lot # P608615-1
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Bag Weight
Continental NJ
320 bags
Nov 2021
East Timor FTO Washed is available to buy in increments of 1

About this Coffee

This is a fully washed and certified AIFU grade Fair Trade Organic coffee grown by smallholders in the Emera Municipality, which is located in the highlands of East Timor. Since 2003, coffee farmers in the district of Letefoho have worked with Peace Winds Japan (PWJ), a nonprofit organization that has helped them improve production and quality. PWJ began with a handful of farmers nearly 2 years ago, but today they work with hundreds of very small farms, purchasing their coffees for export. Much of the coffee is gown above 1600 meters.

History of Coffee in East Timor

Like most of its island neighbors in the region, the history of coffee in Timor is closely tied to the history of colonization. From the time coffee cultivation was introduced by the Portuguese in the 1860’s, production has waxed and waned dramatically depending on who had political control of the island nation. East Timor did not gain relative independence in any sustained and meaningful way until 2002, which has led to increasing stability and investment in improving the quality of coffee production.

Growing Coffee in East Timor  

The island produces both Washed Arabica and Robusta coffees which grows at altitudes above 1,000 m under towering shade trees. With the combination of high altitude, great shade, cool microclimate and a pristine natural environment this wild coffee has shown great potential and with the right efforts can become the source of unique specialty grade coffees. Coffee is primarily grown in the high land area on the west side of the country in 6 different districts. Main growing area being Ermera, Aileu, Ainaro, Liquica.  

More Information
Harvest Season 2020/21
Status Afloat
Producer Type Single Estate
Processing Washed
Bag Type Grain Pro / Ecotact
Certifications Fair Trade Organic
Plant Species Arabica
Growing Altitude 1000-1500m
Warehouse Continental NJ
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