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Rotutu | East Timor

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SCA Cup Score


Tasting Notes

Red Apple | Cacao | Toffee Cream




Typica | Timor Hybrid


1420 MASL

Situated in South East Asia with Australia to the South, Timor-Leste holds the unenviable accolade of being one of the few countries in the world to have been both colonised and annexed; colonised by Portugal from 1600s to 1975 and annexed by Indonesia from 1975 to 1999. Having finally gained independence in 2001, Timor-Leste is the world’s second youngest nation state and still finding its feet in the geo-political world of the 21st century. Coffee was introduced to the island by the Portuguese and went on to become the country’s leading export by the 1900s, however the industry suffered greatly during the years of Indonesian annexation when the sector was largely ignored.

It was in 1995, towards the end of Indonesian rule in Timor-Leste, that Francisco de Deus inherited his farm from his grandparents. Nestled high in the mountains of the central highlands of the country in the district of Ermera, conditions are ideal for coffee harvesting with warm, blue skies during the day and cool evenings at night allowing for consistent growing and processing conditions. Francisco recalls, ‘I always knew that I would one day return to work in Letefoho to work on the family farm and it was not long after I took over harvesting responsibilities from my grandfather that more coffee exporters came to Timor-Leste. This motivated many farmers to once again look to coffee as a potential sustainable source of income’.

Customer Reviews

Based on 13 reviews
Mustafa Ramadan
Great present

I bought a number of bags as gifts for my friends in Palestine. They loved the coffee a lot, especially the strong aroma and great flavour. The coffee is great gift especially if your friends are coffee drinkers. I recommend it.

Kate Keane
First choice

This is still my favourite coffee. It is light and full of flavour


I cannot recommend this one enough…

Hannah Smith
Lovely coffee

another lovely coffee from Roast Lab!

Chris F Jones

Just ordered another 3kg of beans to keep me going - this coffee is delicious, rich and full flavoured with hints of toffee and cocoa. I was first introduced to it via another roaster’s subscription scheme, but they then went out of stock, so I absolutely delighted to discover RoastLab who have been superb suppliers over the last couple of years 👍