12 Smallholder families in Eratoi organized around Café Brisa Serena
Timor Hybrid, Typica
Eratoi village, Ducurai sub-district, Letefoho Administrative Post, Ermera Municipality, Timor-Leste
June - September 2019
Fully washed after pulping and fermenting, dried on raised beds, greenhouse conditioned.
Timor-Leste Eratoi Ermera Fully Washed Raised Bed Crown Jewel is sourced from family-owned farms organized around Café Brisa Serena (CBS), which operates in in Letefoho sub-district of the Ermera municipality, Timor-Leste. CBS is a social enterprise founded in 2010 with an association of more than 400 small producers. CBS has organized producers to achieve organic certification and to establish best farm management practices. CBS has also provided quality control training with the help of international development aid and increasing premiums from specialty coffee. Producers have also been able to make improvements to processing infrastructure, including the addition of drying structures that have greatly improved their ability to consistently meet quality standards for moisture content and water activity.