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Timor Leste – The People of Malabe Village – Honey

Timor Leste – The People of Malabe Village – Honey

FLAVOUR

PINEAPPLE, HONEY, COCONUT AND VANILLA

PRODUCER / THE PEOPLE OF MALABE VILLAGE
REGION / ERMERA
VARIETAL / HYBRIDO DE TIMOR, TYPICA
PROCESS / HONEY
ALTITUDE / 1700-1800 MASL
SCORE / 86

BREW RECIPE / ESPRESSO
PRESSURE / 9 BAR
TEMPERATURE / 93.5C
BASKET / 20G VST
DOSE / 20G
YIELD / 45G
TIME / 26 – 32 SECONDS

BREW RECIPE / FILTER
BREW DEVICE / 
HARIO V60 WATER
TEMPERATURE / 96C
DOSE / 22G
WATER VOLUME / 365G
BREW TIME / 3:30 MINUTES
BLOOMING TIME / 45 SECONDS
WATER / SOFT FILTERED WATER

Producer Info

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, our 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 almost60% 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. However, productivity is extremely low, alongside profitability which is both low and volatile. This is because almost all coffee is sold in the commodity market for a discounted C price. Globally, we use a framework to compare options of where and how we work in terms of potential for economic and social impact.

We met with groups of producers in villages across Atsabe to hear about how the coffee market has served them in recent history.

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