Riamori is the name of the village where this stunning coffee originates from. Riamori is a small village comprised of a network of smallholder farmers who work collectively to harvest, process and dry their coffee.
This coffee was hand-picked and carried to the village for pulping on locally made gum wood & tin pulpers. Once pulped they are then fermented for 24-48 hours followed by being hand washed. Cleaned parchment is then dried on tarps or on raised drying bed. Timor Leste has a long history with coffee with it being first cultivated in the early 19th century. In the 1920's they discovered a hybrid plant which was a cross between robusta and arabica, now known as Hibrido de Timor. This plant has since become the generic foundation for almost all leaf rust resistent varieties in the world.
Timor Leste's total production of coffee is quite small, particularly in recent times due to warm and ensuing political, social and economic factors.