East Timor Natural – Letefoho

$4.39 / lb
$580.69 / bag

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49 Bag(s)

About This Coffee

About This Coffee

Among the misty highlands of East Timor coffee is known as the “golden prince,” and grows under extensive shade on rugged and steep mountainsides. Due to the extremely wet environment of Timor, most coffee is either wet-hulled for fully washed, making naturally processed coffee rare. Although unusual, the extended drying time for naturally processed coffees in the region can bring added sweetness and fruit to the heavy body typically associated with the coffee of East Timor.

Country of Origin Timor-Leste
Harvest Season 2021/22
Coffee Grade TLS CA WA
Bag Type Grain Pro / Ecotact
Plant Species Arabica
Processing Natural/Dry Processed
Variety Bourbon, Hybrido de Timor, Typica


Region Liqisala, Letefoho
Farm Name Various smallholders
Growing Altitude >1600m

History of Coffee in Zambia

The history of Zambian coffee seems familiar: men in Holy Orders of one sort or another arrive and plant seeds. But in the case of Zambia, missionaries did not introduce coffee farming until the 1950s. By the time commercial coffee production began in Zambia, the British had considerable experience in starting and operating coffee plantations in India, Kenya, and elsewhere. Planting coffee was an attempt to decrease a dependence on copper exports. Not surprisingly, the emphasis was on yield and production efficiencies. Plantations were large and orderly, grown in full sun on flat land, and processed in large wet mills wherever possible. Nevertheless Zambia made almost no appearance whatsoever on the world coffee stage until coffee was officially exported for the first time in 1985.

Growing Coffee in Zambia

The Northern province has the best conditions for arabica coffee cultivation in Zambia with its relative proximity to the equator and abundant altitude (Mafinga Hills being the highest point in the country at 2,300 masl). Most coffee grows from 1300 – 2300 masl. Zambia produces both washed and naturally processed coffee and has introduced some honey processing. A wide range of varieties including Catimor 129, Castillo, Java, and other trial varieties. Specialty grades are AAA, AA, AB and Peaberry.


Sample Roasting Guide

Consistency is key when sample roasting. Yet, your first crack won’t always happen at the same time, which makes it difficult to know when to end your roast. Use this guide to know when to discharge depending on how long it took you to reach first crack.