Having gained its independence in 2002, Timor-Leste is one of the youngest countries in the world. As the country finds stability, the development of the agricultural sector is fast becoming an important pillar in the structural transformation of the country's economy. Coffee is Timor-Leste's most important crop, and with the end of oil revenues, improving the coffee sector is crucial.
It is completely washed and then dried for 20-25 days on raised beds, both traditional bamboo and African style. African beds are raised wooden structures that allow the cherry to have a good air supply and prevent mould. By drying the beans in the fruit, very aromatic coffees can be produced. The intense notes of cedar wood, liquorice and milk chocolate will introduce you to a whole new side of coffee!
Named after a famous waterfall near the Raimutin Wet Mill, Mota Bandeira is a major tourist attraction in Timor-Leste. Mota Bandeira coffee lots are grown in the wild forests of the Ermera region, untouched by fertilisers or chemicals, making them naturally organic. These lots represent profiles from different sucos and are processed both naturally and washed. When the washing stations, Malabe and Raimutin, reach their full production capacity, they will generate an additional income of USD 500,000 for the producers.
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Raimutin Wet Mill