June Roastmaster's Select Club: Timor-Leste
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June Roastmaster's Select Club: Timor-Leste

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Roastmaster's Select Club: Timor-Leste

Each month, our Roastmaster, Jacob Long, hand-picks fresh and unique micro lot coffees that we deliver straight to your doorstep. “What is a micro lot,” you ask? Read up on how we source the beans and what happens when they reach our roastery.

Jacob’s selection this month is a special coffee grown in Timor-Leste, Southeast Asia.

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About this Coffee

Our Roastmaster's Select coffee this month is wet-hulled, and we've talked about this a few times but just in case, here's what that means:

"Wet hulling’s popularity can be attributed to producers’ need for prompt payments. It was also adopted specifically by many producers who lacked the drying infrastructure that was needed to shelter drying parchment from the high humidity and inconsistent rainfall typical in Sumatra. At higher elevations with constant humidity and unpredictable rainfall, drying can prove to be slow, risky and difficult." -Sucafina

‘Wet Hulling’ or ‘giling basah’ in Indonesian is not to be confused with wet processing. Wet hulling is similar to wet processing initially – with the first steps of picking and pulping the coffee beans, then fermenting in order to break down the fruity layer of the coffee cherry called the mucilage, which is washed off the next day. The difference is, the drying process is much shorter in wet-hulling and it’s only dried until 50% of the moisture remains, resulting in lower acidity levels and more flavor and aroma.

Altitude: 1,000 to 1,900 meters

Processing: Wet Hulled "giling basah"

Farmer: A variety of small farms in Timor Leste

Varietal: Catimor, Timor, Typica