Milk chocolate with a hint of lemon zest, sweet & well balanced.
Timor-Leste is one of the world’s youngest countries and has a tumultuous history. Dwindling oil production has seen a recent economic upheaval with agriculture, and in particular coffee production, set to be one of it’s most vital exports. Yield and quality are typically low for most Timor-Leste farmers but, with Raw Material’s help, they are raising coffee quality, increasing productivity and building international demand for their coffee. These initiatives ensure that producer incentives and payments are captured directly by those most marginalised. Expect milk chocolate with a hint of lemon zest, sweet & well balanced.
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.