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East Timor: Co-op Cafe

East Timor: Co-op Cafe


East Timor, a natural hybrid that’s been grown and cultivated since the 1940s. These beans come from one of the largest organic coffee cooperatives in the world, Cooperativa Café Timor (CCT). CCT is comprised of over 20,000 members—most being of family-owned farms operating on less than one hectare of land. The cooperative not only assists small farmers sell their products internationally but it also provides free healthcare services to those living in the region and has treated over two million patients.


Green mountains shape the country like its skeleton, where the fog creeps outwards and hangs at the ridges and the slopes like a slip. Its coffee is sweet and tart, has notes like something picked up in a grocery store checkout line or at a striped fairground booth. Fully washed, these beans will taste simply like themselves, like the mountains they’re picked from, the ocean that surrounds.


If you’d like to try East Timor this month, subscribe to Pollard’s Coffee of the Month Club.

Commit for one month, three months, six months, a year, or until canceled. After April, this

variety will be available for non-subscribers, but for a higher price, and it will sell out fast.

The sun is out for now. If you look closely, there are flowers sprouting in the dirt. Ants are

crawling up the vines, and the cat has brought a mouse into your kitchen. Here it is. Here is



Grower: Cooperativa Café Timor (CCT)

Variety: Hibrido de Timor

Region: Ainaro, Ermera, and Lequisa, East Timor

Harvest: June-October

Altitude: 800-1600 masl

Soil:  Volcanic loam

Process: Fully washed and dried on raised beds


Cupping Notes: Maple, milk chocolate, caramel apple


Roast Level: Medium

East Timor: Co-op Cafe

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