Assembly Coffee - Timor-Leste, Atsabe Washed
Taste Notes: Honeyed fig + Lemon curd + Bold.
Region — Atsabe, Ermera, central Timor-Leste
Varietals — Hibrido de Timor, Moka, Typica
Terroir — 1600 masl, temperate tropical climate
Process — Washed
Illustrated with: Maisy McDermott
We invite people we work with to taste coffees before they're released, to help define the tasting notes that inform the brush stroke illustration for the coffee. For this coffee, we invited Maisy McDermott.
Best: Pour over with the Orea Brewer V3
Very good: Filter (batch brew, Chemex, french press)
Twenty years-old this year, Timor-Leste is one of the world's youngest countries. As it matures, the development of its agriculture sector has become a key foundation for economic stability. And, with its natural reserves of oil drying up, coffee will become the country's most important export in the very near future.
Already, 37% of Timor-Leste's households are reliant on coffee for income. since 2018, green coffee exporters Raw Material have invested significantly in the country's coffee-growing infrastructure. A number of washing stations have been constructed to support often-isolated coffee-growing communities, including smallholders across the Ermera subregion of Atsabe.
This lot has been collected from the Malabe and Raimutin stations - both of which process coffees from small villages in Ermera.
In the cup this coffee is full-bodied, with a distinctly dessert-like quality. Flavours of banana bread and honeyed fig are complemented with sweet acidity.
Coffees are whole bean as standard. If you'd like your coffee ground please specify for which brewing style in the notes at checkout and we'll grind fresh.