Goulala

$18.00

Plum, Molasses, Brown Sugar, Baker’s Chocolate

This coffee tastes like a chocolate winter hug with sweet notes of dried plums, molasses, brown sugar and baker’s chocolate. Try it as a sweet spicy espresso or full bodied chocolate pour over and you’ll want more. Our newest coffee addition is grown and sourced by two passionate war heroes and we’re excited to support their efforts to develop the coffee industry in East Timor. With every bag you buy, you’re improving the livelihoods of 30 family farms and pickers in the township of Goulala. 

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Description

Best Brewed As:
Espresso, Plunger, Stovetop, Batch Brew

Varietal
Typica, Timor Hybrid

Owner
Manuel da Costa Silva

Altitude
1450-1600m

Process
Washed

Goulala Coffee Flavour Wheel

Body
★★★★☆

Acidity
★★★☆☆

Sweetness
★★★★☆

Roast Degree
★★★★☆

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East Timor has a long and fascinating coffee history. In the 1920’s, a spontaneous cross between robusta and arabica was discovered. The Timor Hybrid became the genetic foundation for almost all leaf mould resistant varieties around the world. But the country’s economic development has suffered greatly from political turmoil and 24 long year long Indonesian occupation that cost the lives of more than 250,000 people. Until today, coffee remains the biggest agricultural export and employs over 50,000 Timorese families who are relying on it as a substantial part of their income. 

We’re supporting the people behind Goulala’s best coffee that is grown collectively by 30 family farms in the township. The coffee is hand-picked and pulped, fermented for 24-48 hours and hand-washed in the local wet mill. Clean parchment is then dried on tarps of 160+ raised beds. Only the best crops are carefully sourced by grower Manuel da Costa Silva and collector Señor Domingos Sarmento, who both fought bravely in the East Timor Resistance Army. Manuel might be the silent type, but he’s a true model farmer setting an example of how to cultivate, process and dry coffee to the highest standards. 

With the launch of this Australian – Timor collaboration, we have a wish to work together towards a common goal: a fantastic cup and improved livelihoods for the farmers. In the past, they were exploited and paid a shockingly low price for this fine coffee. The involvement of MTC Sucafina in the supply chain is helping farmers work towards economic sustainability. The wet process has improved significantly, a collection station was set up, and growers are now getting paid without delays and at a fair rate. You too can support this initiative, one coffee bag at a time.