The Cooperativa Caf̩ Timor (CCT) works with very small farms in East Timor, majority own less than a hectare of land. The CCT was established in 1994 with the help of USDA and NCBA. In 2001, the coperative obtained Fair Trade Certification. The farms are located in Maubesse , an area of high - altitude and a sub - district in the Ainaro district; Atsabe , in the Ermera district; the Lequisa district; and the Aifu region. The coffee of East Timor was originally planted over 400 years ago by Portuguese colonists. However, after an epidemic of coffee leaf rust, the replanting of the coffee plants occurred, which led to the creations of a new coffee varietal - Hibrido de Timor.Our green coffee selection is intended for roasting purposes.