EAST TIMOR: Koileki - ORGANIC Single Origin - 100% Arabica - NEWLY ARRIVED

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  • Wet Mill: Atsabe Community Wet Mill
    Producers: Koileki Village
    Region: Ermera
    Country: East Timor (Timor-Leste)
    Altitude: 1700 - 1800 MASL
    Varietal: Hybrido de Timor, Typica
    Drying: 25 days on raised beds
    Process: Washed

    Cupping Notes: White chocolate, white grape, malt

    Another first for us and a foray to the Far East. East Timor has had its share of political upheaval and the fledgling coffee industry has not only proved to be an economic saviour but also shown to provide some of the world's best speciality coffee.

    A silky mouthfeel this is a delicious offering of white chocolate and sweet white grape. Sumptuous.

  • EAST TIMOR: Koileki


    Wet Mill: Atsabe Community Wet Mill 
    Producers: Koileki Village
    Region: Ermera 
    Country: East Timor (Timor-Leste)
    Altitude: 1700 - 1800 MASL
    Varietal: Hybrido de Timor, Typica 
    Drying: 25 days on raised beds 
    Process: Washed

    Having found its sovereignty in 2002, Timor-Leste is one of the world’s youngest countries. As the country finds stability, the development of the agriculture sector is rapidly becoming an important pillar for the structural transformation of the country’s economy.

    Timor-Leste currently faces enormous economic upheaval, as its oil reserves begin to run dry. In its place, coffee is set to become that nation’s most vital export. In Timor-Leste, our work is currently focussed namely in the municipality of Ermera. One of thirteen municipalities in the country, it is home to the largest coffee production volumes, whilst almost 60% of the municipality's population live below the poverty line. Coffee is Timor-Leste’s most important crop, and with the end of oil income, improving the coffee sector is of critical importance. Coffee is the second-highest earner for the country after oil, with 37% of households depend on coffee for income.

    However, productivity is extremely low, alongside profitability which is both low and volatile. This is because almost all coffee is sold in the commodity market for a discounted C price. Globally, we use a framework to compare options of where and how we work in terms of potential for economic and social impact.

    We are excited to present you coffees from the suco (village) of Koileki. Cherry from Koileki is collected daily and processed at the Atsabe Community Wet Mill in Baboe Kraik, situated at 1400MASL.

    During the building of the Atsabe Community Wet Mill, it was important to consider the best practices that could be applied to the drying stages of coffee processing. Pulling on the collective knowledge from the managers of the producing countries of the Raw Material team, we were able to hybridise our drying beds.

    A combination of raised African beds, bamboo sheet beds from Timor-Leste, and stackable smaller beds from Colombia ensured that our drying methods played on the strengths of many schools of thought at one station.

This year we won a Great Taste Award and are a National Finalist in the Rural Business Awards

Rinaldo's is so much more than speciality coffee and fine tea. We offer all manner equipment and training solutions. The sourcing of our materials and products is ethical and fully traceable. Our packaging is 100% plastic and foil-free. We love what we do. We're highly skilled, yet always eager to learn more from you. We have so much fun at work. How cool is that?