Altitude: 1800 masl

Lead Farmer : Simao Pedro de Deus

Google Earth Co-ordinates: 8°50’02″S 125°28’21″E

Working togetherSince 2019ProcessFully-washed
Harvest PeriodJune – AugustPackaging30kg (Ecotact & Jute)
No. of farmers30Screen Size17, 16, 15
VarietalTypica, Timor HybridWhat we tasteOrange, Nougat

Having worked with the members of the Eratoi group for the past 5 years, our partnership together continues to develop; as the quality of the coffee improves so does the earning potential of our partner farmers. Eratoi is centrally located in the sub-district of Letefoho, where the coffee and our partner farmers are widely dispersed throughout a large area of land under the watchful eye of Timor-Leste’s most sacred mountain – Mount Ramelau. At an altitude of 1800masl, the Eratoi member’s coffee forests are all ideally located amongst the cooling shade trees, where the cherries are provided with a good balance of sun and shade, giving them the time needed to grow and mature slowly. With higher altitude comes marginally cooler temperatures, meaning that the cherries require a little more time to ripen when compared to that of Rotutu (our flagship group), resulting in a slightly later harvest time, allowing for optimum sweetness development prior to harvesting and processing.

Led by Simao Pedro de Deus and made up of 30 smallholder farmers, the Eratoi group is fast becoming one of our largest groups. With a consistent focus on processing only the best quality cherries, each member takes great pride in processing their own coffee. All the members hail from generations of coffee farmers so processing speciality coffee has become second nature to them. Working collectively as a united group and supporting each other, you can be sure that the coffee from Eratoi will consistently produce a delicious coffee with bold flavour notes that balance beautifully within your cup.

With continued changes in weather patterns, we have now expanded the use of portable drying racks (first implemented in Rotutu in 2022) which are also helping the Eratoi members to further improve and adapt their processing methods.