Altitude: 800 - 1,600 Meters
Varietal: Hibrido de Timor, Bourbon
Process: Fully washed
Harvest: April 2021
very small farms in East Timor. The majority of
land owners own less than a hectare of land. The CCT
was established in 1994 with the help of the USDA
and NCBA. and in 2001, the cooperative obtained
Fair Trade certification. The farms are located in
Maubesse, an area of high altitude and a sub-district in
the Ainaro district; Atsabe, in the Ermera district; the
Lequisa district; and the Aifu region. The coffee from
East Timor was originally planted over 400 years ago
by Portuguese colonists. However, after an epidemic
of coffee leaf rust, the replanting of plants occured and
led to the creation of a new coffee varietal of Hibrido
These Timor beans make the perfect cold brew in my opinion. I like cold brew to be earthy, low acidity and smooth and this hits all those points. This is closer to the old cold brew coffee beans from BR. I find the current Sumatra to be a bit more fruity in comparison to both the old Cold Brew variety and this Timor.
I enjoy Timor, though it is a little milder than Sumatra, which continues to be my favorite as I like a rich, bold, yet smooth roast.
At first I was disappointed in the switch from Sumatra to Timor in my biweekly order. When I tried the Timor I was glad they did it. I find the Timor to have more depth of flavor and body than the Sumatra. We love it!
I was pleasantly surprised by this coffee, the darker notes were offset by what I took as a delicate anise note. Really like this coffee!