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East Timor Wet Hulled - Ainaro & Maubessi

Heavy body, tobacco, walnut, dried fig
$3.37 / lb $445.77 / bag
Bag Weight 60 KG BAG
Harvest Season 2021/22
Status Spot
Lot Number P608945-1
  • 183 Bag(s)
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About This Coffee

Wet hulled processing resembles washed processing up until wet parchment when the green bean inside needs to lose some of its water weight so it can detach from the parchment and is easier to extract through hulling. Rather than a lengthy drying process on patios or in mechanical dryers to bring the moisture down to 11%, an abbreviated drying period brings it down to just 50% and then a special high friction wet-huller is used.  The difference between dry-hulling and wet-hulling is analogous to the difference between sweeping a dry leaf and sweeping a wet leaf off of your driveway.  

Country of Origin Timor-Leste
Harvest Season 2021/22
Coffee Grade TLS CA WA
Bag Type Grain Pro / Ecotact
Plant Species Arabica
Processing Wet Hulled
Variety Bourbon, Hybrido de Timor, Typica
Region Ainaro & Maubessi
Farm Name Various smallholders
Growing Altitude >1600m
Soil Volcanic loam

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. 

  • Status Spot
  • Region Ainaro & Maubessi
  • Farm Name Various smallholders
  • Producer Type Single Estate
  • Wet Mill Timor Global Railaco
  • Processing Wet Hulled
  • Bag Type Grain Pro / Ecotact
  • Plant Species Arabica
  • Variety Bourbon, Hybrido de Timor, Typica
  • Coffee Grade TLS CA WA
  • Growing Altitude >1600m
  • Country of Origin Timor-Leste
  • Warehouse The Annex
  • Soil Volcanic loam
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  • CTRM Contract Number P608945-1