Single Origin East Timor Roast Coffee

East Timor Sabelo - New Release!

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 Farm
Sabelo Farmers Community
Region
Ducurai Village, Letefoho Post-Administrative, Ermera Municipality
Altitude
1,300 metres above sea level
Variety
Typica, Timor Hybrid
Process
Washed
Roast Level

Light

Tasting Notes

Pink Nougat

The Sabelo farming community was established in 2010 and 11 farmers contribute to this lot. They work as a team to pick, collect, and process their cherry. The word ‘Sabelo’ means ‘slaughter place’. The area was historically used by the farmers’ elders to slaughter livestock to supply meat to the local markets.

East Timor is recognised more for the varietal ‘hybrid de timor’ than the coffee it has been producing now for 200 years since introduction in 1817 by the Portuguese. The Hybrid De Timor variety is a natural hybrid between the typica & robusta in spotted first in 1927. In the cup they demonstrate a sweetness, delicacy and florals associated with the typica variety (known as Arabi locally) which are then complimented by the spicy pepper, tamarind and full-bodied characteristics that you would be more familiar from the Hybrid De Timor varietal. The region that is leading the way in specialty production is the Letefoho area of the country situated in the mountainous northwest. This harvest we have been able to source and bring into Europe five different producer groups/villages spread across 6 lots where the number of farmers in each group ranges from 11 to 23 small holder farmers. Each village still works in what is a very primitive manner often using wooden pulping machines and basic drying beds and sometimes tarpaulin on the ground to dry the coffees. Even with such basic infrastructure the quality of coffee produced in the cup defies what we would expect from such basic methods. The Café Brisa Serena Group have worked hard with the farmer groups to focus on quality parameters such as picking, separation and even drying to help elevate the quality of the coffees. We feel that this is just the start of things to come from a country that has the potential to give so much more and begin to prosper with the rewarding of the specialty coffees they produce

The 2021 harvest was a success following the disruption caused by the pandemic in 2020. Farmers are being very proactive with the pre and post-harvest maintenance of their trees, ensuring they are well pruned and healthy for future growth.

    Your coffee brewing method determines the coffee grind level you require and with our available options of bean, coarse, medium and fine you'll able to find what you need.

    - Coarse grind if you brew with a french press/ plunger/ cafetiere

    - Medium grind if you brew using a percolater/ V60/ filter/ Aeropress

    -Fine grind if you use a moka pot/ bialetti/ espresso machine

    If you are buying coffee as a gift and are unsure what grind level to buy we would suggest going for Coarse (cafetiere/ cold brew). Chances are your coffee-loving recipient will be able to use this coffee and won't be disappointed, even if they own a coffee grinder!

    Whole bean coffee is the ideal option as it allows the coffee to stay fresher for longer and you can "dial in" the perfect grind setting for your brewing device. If you've fallen down the coffee rabbit hole like us we highly recommend getting yourself a coffee grinder. It's a game changer!

    The ultimate way to keep coffee tasting fresh is to buy whole bean, grind at home and consume within 6 weeks of the roast date. However, our carbon neutral coffee bags, made in the Netherlands, keep coffee beans and ground coffee fresher for longer using valve technology and high quality materials.

    Store your coffee in a cool and dark place.

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