Timor Maubere Mountain
The story of Maubere Mountain Coffee begins in the Laclubar region of East Timor, a beautiful mountainous area blessed with ideal coffee growing conditions. However, over the past few decades, East Timor has endured prolonged political turmoil, severely impacting agriculture and the economy.
In this context, The Hummingfish Foundation (THF) recognized the potential of coffee cultivation in East Timor and its potential impact on local farmers and communities. In 2012, THF launched the Maubere Mountain Coffee project with the aim of assisting coffee farmers in achieving sustainable coffee cultivation and production.
THF initiated the Maubere Mountain Coffee project in East Timor, aiming to help local coffee farmers through sustainable agricultural practices. They provided extensive training in organic farming, coffee cultivation, and environmental conservation techniques. This not only elevated coffee quality but also fostered economic growth and environmental protection through collaboration with local communities. The Maubere Mountain Coffee brand was established, ensuring direct purchase of coffee beans from farmers and ensuring they receive fair compensation. Profits from coffee sales are reinvested in the Laclubar community for improving their living environment.
Origin: Sucu Batara, Laclubar, Manufahi, East Timor
Located in Southeast Asia, East Timor, while geographically close to Indonesia, offers a distinctly different flavor profile. In contrast to the herbal notes often found in Indonesian coffees, East Timorese coffee presents a gentle and nuanced oily fragrance, with abundant fruity notes. It's particularly well-suited for brewing.
After experimenting with various brewing methods, the team found that the Italian-style coffee best brings out the coffee's flavor. When turned into a latte, it brings forth flavors of orange and chocolate, albeit with a thinner body. Therefore, Americano-style coffee is recommended.