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.
Bright & Spiced
We pick up on bright, tangerine-like notes, with a delicate nutmeg spice. Expect a silky body, with lots of complexity and an evolving set of tastes as it cools.
Ripe coffee cherries are picked, and sorted to remove any defects. They then pass through a depulper, where the felsh of the cherry is removed, leaving behind a sticky mucilage layer. Next, the beans are fermented, and the mucilage layer breaks down, leaving a clean coffee bean behind. The beans are then carefully dried, resulting in a clean-tasting coffee with natural sweetness and complexity.
Rotutu has an almost sparkling acidity, making this an exciting, lively coffee. With the slight spiced notes in the background, there is also a great balance, to make for a spectacular filter coffee.
TIMOR-LESTE - ROTUTU
20g coffee, 320ml water. Total brew time = 2:30-3:00.
1:16 ratio, steeped for 4 minutes and left to settle. No plunger needed!
Francisco de Deus
ROTUTU FARMERS COOPERATIVE
"We work hard to produce the best quality coffee and although the methods we use are time consuming, they’re worthwhile.
We believe that Mother Nature has provided us with the best conditions to grow coffee and we now have better processing facilities which has brought our coffee to a quality that can compete in the international specialty sector."
You Might Like
We love how the world of coffee changes with the seasons. If you like this, take a look at some of our suggestions here - you might just find your new favourite.
Everyone's setup is unique, but here are some good starting points.