Flash floods have displaced 14,000 people, destroyed roads, and cut power.
Over 14,000 people have been left homeless in Timor-Leste, without food or shelter, and are extremely vulnerable following devastating floods and landslides created by Cyclone Seroja in early April.
On the 9th April, the Timor-Leste government announced their relief package of US $1.45 million. This is a fraction of the amount required; an estimated US $100 million of damage has been caused in the capital city alone.
We have teamed up with our friends at Raw Material Coffee to offer our support in any way we can.
We are donating:
£2 for each 250g bag sold.
These amazing communities work tirelessly to provide us with incredible coffees each year & the least we can do is offer our support in their time of need.
Timor-Leste currently faces enormous economic upheaval, as its oil reserves begin to run dry. In its place, coffee is set to become that nation’s most vital export. In Timor-Leste, our work is currently focussed namely in the municipality of Ermera.
One of thirteen municipalities in the country, it is home to the largest coffee production volumes, whilst almost 60% of the municipality's population live below the poverty line. Coffee is Timor-Leste’s most important crop, and with the end of oil income, improving the coffee sector is of critical importance. Coffee is the second-highest earner for the country after oil, with 37% of households depend on coffee for income.
We are excited to present you this coffee from the suco (village) of Malabe. Zachael, the village chief has been an ambassador for the future of Timor-Leste specialty coffee when discussing the new and a hard to envisage future systems with neighbouring village chiefs and farmers. Coffee here grows in the forests; shaded, untouched, and organic by default.
Farm: Malabe Village.
Variety: Hibrido de Timor.
Altitude: 1750 masl.