Timor-Leste Ermera Assui Kraik Organic

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Green Coffee

Royal Coffee

Captain's Gold top 3! High quality coffee from Timor-Leste (also known as East Timor) is a rare treat. At it's best, East Timorese coffee is like a blend of Indonesian coffee and Central American coffee....
$ 7.49
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3 - 9 $ 7.24
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Captain's Gold top 3! High quality coffee from Timor-Leste (also known as East Timor) is a rare treat. At it's best, East Timorese coffee is like a blend of Indonesian coffee and Central American coffee. It's rich, warm and velvety yet crisp, balanced and fruity. Look for big notes of milk chocolate along with toffee, melon and peach.

Arrival Date: April 22nd, 2022

Acidity & Brightness: Moderate acidity, sweet

Balance & Finish: Good balance with a lingering, nutty finish

Body & Texture: Full bodied, velvety

Flavors: Milk chocolate, toffee, melon and peach

Grade: Very hard and dense, grown at 1500-1700 masl

Certifications: Organic

Processing:  Fully Washed and dried on raised beds

Varietals: Typica and Timor Hybrid

Roasting: Since this coffee is fully washed, we prefer it in the Light-Medium to Medium-dark range (City + to Full City+). Medium will likely strike the best balance for most roasters. If you prefer to bring out more citrus acidity, end the roast as 1st crack is trailing off. For more toffee and chocolate, roast until you hear the very first snap of 2nd crack.

Reminder:  This coffee is raw.  You have to roast it before brewing. 

Our Review: "Timor-Leste, or East Timor, takes up the eastern half of the greater Timor island, part of the Indonesian archipelago and not far from the northern coast of Australia. Timor-Leste’s coffee is small in overall scale but highly significant to the Timorese, 25% of whom rely on coffee production for their livelihood. The island’s inland forests also happen to be historically significant, being the origin of coffee’s most adaptive genetic cross—the Timor Hybrid—a natural breeding of local robusta and typica trees that was identified in the 1920s, and whose vigorous genetics can be found in countless timor-based cultivars in almost every producing country today. The Ermera municipality is one of the island’s highest in elevation and includes its highest peak, Tatamailau. The villages in the mountain’s vicinity are where Café Brisa Serena (CBS), a social enterprise and exporter, has spent the last 10 years developing smallholder coffee value chains. This coffee is produced by 16 select farmers from the Ducurai village, whose farmer community group is called “Assui Kraik”, which translates more or less to “below the Assui hill” and comes from their particular location on the mountainside." -Royal Coffee

Most coffee from Oceania and the Indonesian archipelago is wet-hulled, which is a traditional semi-washed method of coffee processing. This coffee, however, is fully washed resulting in a much cleaner cup than it's neighbors while still maintaining the syrupy body and some of the mild acidity Indonesian coffee is known for. It's kind of like blending an Indonesian coffee with a Central American coffee. This particular offering is quite decadent with a velvety texture and tons of milk and dark chocolate. We also noted an accompaniment of nutty toffee as well as sweet ripe melon and peach.

Returns Policy

If you are unsatisfied with your green coffee purchase, we will issue you a refund in the form of an in-store credit. Since coffee is a food item, we can't take it back once it leaves our control. We will work closely with you to insure you get the quality you expected at a price that is fair. This offer is good for 30 days from the date of shipment. We will faithfully adhere to this policy for every customer, unless that customer is repeatedly abusing it. We withold the right to deny refunds, in rare cases, where a customer is repeatedly ordering coffee and then asking for a refund.

Home Coffee Roasters

The Gene Cafe and Behmor 1600 Plus are covered by a 1 year warranty from the manufacturer. The Fresh Roast SR-300 and SR-500 come with a 1 year warranty on the base unit and a 6 month warranty on the chaff collector, top cap and basket. Since the roasters are UL certified, the manufacturers ask that we refer all warranty issues directly to them. Although we do not directly provide repair service, we'll help you through the process to get your roaster back up and running. Should you return an unused roaster to us, we will refund your purchase minus the original shipping cost. Once you've used your roaster, we really can't take it back.

Other Items

Any item not covered by a manufacturer's warranty is warranted by The Captain's Coffee to meet or exceed your expectations. If you are dissatisfied with your purchase for any reason, you may return the item to The Captain's Coffee for a replacement or refund in the form of an in-store credit. This offer is good for 30 days from the date of shipment. If applicable, the manufacturer's warranty will supersede this warranty for items sold by The Captain's Coffee.


We currently ship to any location in the US with the notable exception that Note that Hawaii Department of Agriculture regulations won't allow us to ship raw coffee to Hawaii.

If you select the "Captain's Special" shipping method, please note that the choice of carrier and delivery method is then entirely at our discretion. For local pick-ups, please allow 24 hours for us to prepare your order before dropping by to pick it up. Shipping weight is calculated in US Pounds.