This East Timor coffee originates from the small mountainous village of Lauana. It is grown under massive shade trees, hand-picked during harvest, and flourishes in the cool Timorese highlands (8-20 degrees Celsius). These conditions create an ideal micro climate for this coffee to thrive.
Coffee plantations were introduced to East Timor in 1815 by the Portuguese. However, many of the Timorese communities were displaced during the Indonesian invasion of 1975. Consequently, much land was abandoned, and coffee plantations have since grown wild, thriving in the country's rich mountainous environment.