Farm/Producer: Atsabe washing station
Region: Timor-Leste, Ermera
Altitude: 1700-1800 masl
Variety: Hibrido de Timor, Moka, Typica
Cup Profile: Red plum, Cocoa Nibs with hints of Brown Spice
Timor Leste is the eastern half of an island located in Southeast Asia and is one of the youngest countries having found sovereignty in 2002.
Raw Material Limited has focused its work within Ermera, one of the thirteen municipalities, and also the largest coffee-producing municipality in the country. Their aim is to sustainably raise and maintain the quality of coffee as well as generate better monetary returns for the farmers and producers.
Atsabe washing station was built in 2018, this processing center uses gravity to move coffee through the stages; no double handling, no unnecessary machinery. The wet mill has served not only as a place to purchase, process, and dry cherries but as a meeting point for the village chiefs and neighbourhood leaders. It has also become a hub for training courses in both cultivation, picking, and processing for local producers.’’