TIMOR ORGANIC CCT – 34093 – September 2024 Shipment – RCWHSE

Position Future Shipment

Bags 220

Warehouses Oakland

About this coffee

Grower

Cooperativa Café Timor (CCT)

Altitude

800 – 1600 masl

Variety

Híbrido de Timor

Soil

Volcanic loam

Region

Ainaro, Ermera, and Lequisa, East Timor

Process

Fully washed and dried on raised beds

Harvest

June- October

Certification

Organic

Coffee Background

TIMOR ORGANIC CCT coffee is sourced from family owned farms organized around the Cooperativa Café Timor (CCT), which has more than 20,000 members who live in the Ainaro, Ermera and Lequisa districts of East Timor.  Coffee cultivation on East Timor was originally established over 400 years ago by Portuguese colonists but leaf rust destroyed all production until a new coffee varietal called Híbrido de Timor was introduced in the 1900s.  Today, the average small producer cultivates coffee on less than one hectare of land.  CCT was established in 1994 with the help of the USDA and the NCBA (National Cooperative Business Association) to help small producers market their coffee internationally.  Through a free healthcare initiative, CCT has funded the operation of seven rural clinics, three mobile clinic teams and eleven community healthcare teams that have treated more than two million patients since 2001.