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Brought to you by Silva Coffee Roasters working in partnership with Maddog Adventures, an outdoor adventure company providing premium sustainable regenerative adventure tourism in Timor Leste.
Born from a shared love of coffee and adventure this is a partnership between two family owned businesses based in Warburton, with a desire to offer great coffee and to see Timor prosper as a sustainable coffee and tourism industry.
Journey from the rugged coastline into the rolling coffee highlands and discover a new way of travelling across the land of the sleeping crocodile.* Sip on expertly crafted coffee…lots of coffee, and uncover more about the humble green bean, forge connections with local farmers, become inspired by young Timorese entrepreneurs and witness the growth of a flourishing industry.
Timor-Leste is little known to both caffeine enthusiasts and travellers alike, but the history of coffee dates way back to the 1800s, when it was introduced by the Portuguese. It quickly became responsible for half of the country’s exports, until Indonesia gained control of Timor in the 1970s. During this tumultuous period coffee was largely abandoned by farmers until the nation gained full independence in 2002. Over the past few decades Timor has gotten to work securing its status as a coveted coffee destination.
* The tale of the boy and his cold-blooded friend is told often in Timor to explain the island’s crocodile-like shape and why the Timorese have a special affinity with the large reptile.
Ameta produces 'Mota Bandiera' coffee on his farm situated in Atsabe, in the Emera region of Timor Letse.
Mota Bandeira is the name of a popular waterfall in Timor-Leste near to the Raimutin Wet Mill, and one of the country's main tourist destinations.
White Mulberry, Cocoa, Warm Spice
Mota Bandiera coffee is a distinctive, full-flavoured coffee. Fall in love with the unique flavours of fruity cocoa and gentle spices, delicious in both black and milk based coffees. Prepare using all varieties of brewing methods to enjoy as you like.
We are thrilled to be working in partnership with Ameta, Coffee Farmer and Entrepreneur, Raw Materials and Maddog Adventures to bring you a premium coffee from the island country of Timor-Leste, just 400km off the North coast of Australia.
Ameta’s farm is located in Atsabe in the Ermera region of Timor Leste, working closely with Raw Materials Ameta has been instrumental in improving the quality of coffee in Atsabe. This has led to increased productivity and demand in markets that offer higher, stable prices. For example, in 2018 a coffee from Ameta won 1st place after a week of blind cupping by international judges.
Coffee is Timor-Leste’s most important crop, as its oil reserves begin to run dry, improving the coffee sector is of critical importance. Coffee is the second-highest earner for the country after oil, with 37% of households dependent on coffee for income.
|ORIGIN||Atsabe in the Ermera region of Timor-Leste|
Book the Timor-Leste coffee Roastery Experience at Silva Coffee Roasters.
Join us at the Silva Coffee Origin Tour information session and Mota Bandiera coffee cupping at Silva Coffee Roasters Bar in Warburton