Timor Leste

Bibi Rusa
Hibrido de Timor, Moka, Typica
Cranberry, Honeydew Melon, Pecan
Roast Profile:

Raw Material have been operating in Timor-Leste since 2018. In Atsabe Raw Material commissioned the construction of the Atsabe community wet mill. Last year we were delighted to showcase two stunning East Timorese coffees from Raw Material, and this year we are equally as excited to see your reaction to this natural coffee from Atsabe.

About Raw Material and Timor-Leste:

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, Raw Material's 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.