Rich honey & caramel chocolate with praline & red berry fruits.
Quality processing is unlocking flavours and creating positive impact for thousands of farmers to our north. The major export of Timor-Leste, oil, is rapidly dwindling and coffee is on track to step into the void.
Historically, coffee yield and quality has been low from this close neighbour of ours. However, with the help of our partners, social enterprise Raw Material, this is changing for thousands of farmers of this young nation. With the development of quality regional mills and extensive education (including a reality TV show, no less!), price premiums are flowing back down to many of the most marginalised. So not only do we get to enjoy these delicious coffees but also know that they’re affecting great positive impact!
Timor-Leste Flood Appeal
Devastating floods and landslides hit our close neighbour and emerging specialty coffee producer, Timor-Leste, over the Easter weekend, leaving 14,000 people homeless and without food or shelter. Included in those affected are the coffee farmers of Raimutin village who, like many others, are missing out on a government relief package that focuses only on the capital, Dili. The legends at Raw Material have stepped up to rally the much needed support for farming communities: we’ve been able to pitch in funds for a motorbike that will be used to deliver critical medical treatment, care packages and facilitate communication but much more help is needed!
If you’re keen to support directly, consider donating to Raw Material’s appeal – they work quickly and directly with the community for impressive impact.
Raw Material is a social enterprise focused on impact for coffee farming communities worldwide. 100% of the profit they generate goes to producers, directly through payments for coffee and through community-level investments. Raw Material works with a network of smallholder farmers and dedicated global coffee buyers to facilitate trade at stable, sustainable prices while improving coffee quality, yields and community outcomes. A little bit famous in underground development circles for extremely low-cost, high-impact investments.