Raimutin, Timor Leste

Raimutin, Timor Leste

Regular price $28.00

Chamomile, Peach, Black tea

Origin: Timor-Leste

Process: Honey

Varieties: Hybrido de Timor, Moka, Typica

Importer: Raw Material

Harvest: September 2021

FOB: $6.99/kg

Per-Kilogram green price: £6.99

Amount purchased: 60kg

Raw Material’s first custom wet mill and processing centre in Timor Leste was built in April 2018, in Atsabe, Ermera. All designed in-house, this processing centre uses gravity to move coffee through the stages; no double handling, no unnecessary machinery. They draw upon their experience working in many other coffee-producing countries to combine elements that would most likely improve Ermera’s coffee quality given the unique set of challenges facing the region. Each section of the plan uses materials that are local and readily available.

 

The Raimutin wet mill serves as a central hub for processing the cherry of the producers, Raw Material work across the Ermera municipality. Sitting at 1400 MASL, the wet mill has served not only as a place to purchase, process, and dry cherry, but as a meeting point for the village chiefs and neighbourhood leaders, and Raw Material. Expanding the reach of speciality coffee as a viable option for profitable returns includes the importance of training. The Raimutin Wet Mill has successfully served as the hub for training courses in both cultivation, picking, and processing for local producers.