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Timor Organic Maubesse FTO

SKU TIMORG

Starting at $7.00 / lb
As low as $5.75 / lb
raw green bean Green coffee is raw Roast prior to consumption

On the tiny island of Timor, over seven thousand small farmers work to provide Organic Timor Fair-Trade Coffee. The island is split in two, with Indonesia claiming the west side and East Timor, a small independent nation, inhabiting the rest. Gourmet coffee from Timor is unique because virtually all of the farmers grow organic coffee. However, since the coffee is grown on small farms, the farmers have banded together into 16 cooperatives and 494 small-scale farmer groups to improve their production capacity. This way, they can work together to operate the mills necessary to wet-process the small, greenish-yellow coffee beans they produce.

The cup is spicy and herbal, with good acidity and an excellent body. It is earthy with deep notes of woody herbs and spices and the mild body finishes with a smooth consistency and a sweet hint of syrup and dark chocolate.

Try before you stock up with a 1/2 pound sample!

Coffee Bean Matrix Attributes

  • CountryIndonesia
  • Organic CertificationYes
  • Fair Trade CertifiedYes
  • Rainforest Alliance CertifiedNo
  • DecaffeinatedNo
  • Altitude (meters)800-1600
  • Brightness:3
  • Body:5
  • Aroma:4
  • Complexity:5
  • Balance:6
  • Sweetness:5
  • Spicy:medium bean
  • Chocolaty:-
  • Nutty:-
  • Buttery:medium bean
  • Fruity:heavy bean
  • Flowery:medium bean
  • Winey:-
  • Earthy:heavy bean

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by on July 29, 2021

I favor "island coffees" but most are way beyond my budget. I'm fortunate to have discovered East Timor Maubesse 15 years ago. As Timor-Leste, it became the first new sovereign state of the 21st century on 20 May 2002, after a brutal war with the Indonesians, and joined the United Nations. First it was hard to find, and there were times of the year when it was not available. The coffee has gotten much better, and reliable since independence, especially in the past decade. I roast it in two batches -- about 1/3 is a full city roast and 2/3rds medium. Maybe because of the earlier issues I buy larger amounts -- about 50 pounds a year from the Coffee Bean Corral. On top of great coffee I hope that it helps the farm economy of Timor-Leste

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by on June 3, 2021

Tell me how to roast this BEAN

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by on May 12, 2021

I love this bean for espresso blending. Even a small amount can push a blend in an interesting, spicy direction.

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by on April 2, 2021

Nice. I accidentally wound up roasting this darker than intended (don't ask) but it tastes good. In fact it probably benefits from a dark but not too dark roast. I take cream in my coffee and that might be relevant.

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by on March 23, 2021

Roasted evenly and gave me one of my richest brews yet. I'll be back for more.

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by on February 10, 2021

The best bean I've tried so far in my three years of home roasting!

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by on February 10, 2021

Absolutely delicious, especially when I make a 50/50 blend of medium and full dark roast! Despite what my wife says, I'm going to go through 10 pounds real fast, it's that good!

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by on August 19, 2020

I'm obsessed with this bean right now! Love the full flavor, smooth, bold finish. Reminds me of a Papua New Guinea without the intensity on the palate. Great earthy, peppery flavors and then that chocolate pops in at the end, especially in the blend I currently have it in! So good!

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by on March 13, 2020

One of my best initial roasts. I am new to the game and found this to be a great bean and the profile I roasted don pretty much pulled out most of the flavors it says in the description. I roasted in my hottop and took it about 2 minutes beyond first crack to a temp of 390 before kicking it out to cool. I allowed it to rest for about 48 hours before brewing it. It outgassed for 24 hours before I closed my vented bag. Cannot wait to see the flavor developed in letting it rest about a week before next brew.

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by on September 11, 2019

Great, smooth flavor. Overall one of the best tasting beans I have roasted.

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by on July 12, 2019

Great balance - my favorite

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by on June 20, 2019

Its not that bad and the flavor is strong, I think its better to roast this type of coffee to medium and enjoy the test.

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by on June 20, 2019

is very good ,I enjoyed the taste and the most important the coffee acid was .0

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by on May 12, 2019

This coffee is slightly sweet and a little zing of spice. I roasted it medium and it grinds nicely for the perfect cup of coffee. It’s a rich and earthy taste for that first cup in the morning that you just want to hold the cup to your face while you smell it, and take that first sip. It’s delicious!

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by on May 10, 2019

This coffee roastes up so nice and has a rich and bold taste. Try it! You’ll love it

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by on April 1, 2019

Very special. I roasted until the beginning of second crack. A low acid very smooth rich cup.

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by on July 24, 2018

This is a good earthy rustic coffee. I home roast in a #8 cast iron skillet usually 1-1 1/2 cup of green bean. I roasted this to the start of second crack. I use a 6 cup Chemex to brew. To me the flavor was better as the coffee cooled some.

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by on January 12, 2007

Yum! A most pleasant surprise! The aroma is rich and fills the kitchen. Sweet, with a floral, buttery/caramel flavor. I also recomend, Papua and Uganda for those who enjoy Timor. Blend them for a surprise :-)

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by on July 25, 2006

Bold and spicy, this was a very good cup of coffee in my press pot.

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