Rotutu | East Timor

£6.50 Regular price
Red Apple, Cacao, Toffee Cream
Typica, Timor Hybrid
1420 MASL
Rotutu, Letefoho
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 6 reviews
Malcolm Maclean
lovely coffee

Once again, wonderful coffee, great taste, credit to Sarah and Wayne for keeping us all supplied with delicious coffees, to make our days.Many thanks, keep up the good work!

Joshua Barrow
More brilliant beans!

I was really excited to try this one after Sarah's recommendation and after reading the bio on the Roast Lab website! It's been a lovely coffee to drink with a really smooth chocolately flavour. Would definitely recommend!

Bella Robbins
Another Easy Drinker

Never disapointed with Roastlab Coffee! This is another great bean with lovely easy to drink notes!

Darryl Hanstein
Amazing 🤩

The coffee is always freshly roasted and an absolute pleasure in the mornings, love it!

Chris F Jones
Rich, but smooth

I’ve had a Rotuto previously, so delighted to discover this one in stock from Roastlab - Really nice, smooth toffee/chocolate flavours.