Timor-Leste is not only the 1st country to gain independence in the 21st century after a turbulent past, but also an excellent coffee growing country. Coffee has been grown and exported since 1815. Nowadays, ¼ of the population lives from coffee cultivation.
Timor-Leste is especially known for its sustainable techniques and methods in cultivation. This means, for example, that the farmers do not use any kind of fertilizer and grow the coffee exactly as their ancestors did.
Timor-Leste produces mainly Arabica coffee, which is not grown on plantations as in most other countries, but in the forest. Therefore, coffees from Timor-Leste are very aromatic and have slightly chocolaty notes.