Starbucks launches “Mount Ramelau” coffee from Timor-Leste

16 October 2014

The Starbucks chain of coffee-shops has launched a new type of organic coffee grown in the mountains of Timor-Leste (East Timor), the company said.

The new coffee called “Mount Ramelau” comes from Timor-Leste coffee cooperatives that grow the crop at an altitude of around 3,000 metres above sea level.

Starbucks has been buying organic coffee from the Timor Coffee Cooperative (CCT) since 1996.

According to figures from the US company about 22,000 small farmers working for the CCT. Sales of coffee to Starbucks account for 50 percent of production in Timor-Leste.

About 70,000 families grow coffee in Timor-Leste. (macauhub/TL)