Samoro

Samoro

Regular price $17.00 /kg
As low as: $13.73
Save: $0.00
Regular price Sale price $17.00 USD
Sale Sold out
Skip to product information
1 of 6

Low stock: 56kgs left

Samples

Roasted samples are roasted using the most suitable representative profiles.

Key Details

Processing method
Washed
Varietal
Typica, Timor
Species

Arabica

Body

Medium/Light Bodied

Acidity

Medium

Original packaging

Grain Pro in jute sacks

Screen

16

85.5

SCORE

Cup score & notes

Cupper: Karst

  • Enjoy flavours of fig, marshmallow, and caramel with a medium body. This coffee offers a bright acidity balanced by deep sweetness, making each sip a delightful experience.
  • Enjoy flavours of fig, marshmallow, and caramel with a medium body. This coffee offers a bright acidity balanced by deep sweetness, making each sip a delightful experience.

Description

Nestled near the Cristo Liurai mountain, our Timor-Leste coffee benefits from warmer temperatures. This unique climate boosts fermentation, creating bolder flavour notes. Enjoy a perfectly balanced cup with just the right amount of sweetness and acidity from this expertly washed coffee.

Our Samoro coffee is sourced directly from our partner farmers, who process their own coffee at home.

After harvesting ripe red cherries, farmers float them to remove any bad ones and then pulp them with a manual machine. The beans are then fermented in water for 40-44 hours until the mucilage breaks down.

Next, the beans are washed 8-10 times—a labor-intensive process. After washing, the beans dry on raised beds for 7-10 days, often taking closer to 10 days due to climate changes, until they reach 10% moisture content and 0.55aW water activity.

The parchment beans are then stored in 20kg sacks in our warehouse for 6-8 weeks. During this time, we perform regular quality checks and sample cuppings to ensure they're ready for hulling.

Finally, the beans are hulled, graded by size, and hand-sorted to remove any defects.

Flavours

Fig

Marshmallow

Caramel

Producer Information

Lead Farmer: Orlando Soares
Working Together Since: 2022
Number of Farmers: 9
2023 marks our second year partnering with Orlando and the Samoro group. Their motivation soared this year after the success of their 2022 harvest in the specialty market.

The Samoro farmers, living close to each other, support one another to ensure consistent coffee processing. We provide each household with the necessary materials to produce high-quality specialty coffee.

As a satellite group of Cristo Liurai, Orlando receives mentorship from Luis Santos de Jesus, the lead farmer of Cristo Liurai. Luis has helped implement record keeping, leading to more precise fermentation and drying times. This helps us adapt to the challenges of climate change and maintain consistency.

Harvest Date

July - August 2023

Environment

Altitude

1550 m.a.s.l

Region

Letefoho, Ermera

Location

Roasting Recommendation

Coffees from Karst and their partners in Letefoho are dense with high moisture content, similar to washed East African coffees. Start with higher heat to quickly remove moisture and avoid prolonged color change. Maintain steady energy throughout the roast, especially during the first crack, as these beans have an aggressive first crack and the Rate of Rise (ROR) can drop quickly, potentially causing a crash. These coffees have bright, high-quality acidity and can handle extra development time to bring out a deep sweetness.
  • Ted Mahoney
  • Cartwheel Coffee 
Regular price $17.00 /kg
As low as: $13.73
Save: $0.00
Regular price Sale price $17.00 USD
Sale Sold out
  • Typica & Timor Hybrid
  • Fully washed
  • A great example of a deliciously well processed fully washed coffee from Timor-Leste with a good balance of sweetness and acidity.

In stock 56kgs

Samples

Roasted samples are roasted using the most suitable representative profiles.

View full details