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Timor-Leste Koileki Hard Lines Coffee


Origin: Timor-Leste

Farms: Koileki Wet Mill

Region: Ermera

Elevation: 1700-1800 Masl

Process: Washed

Tasting Notes: Chocolate covered cherries!

We are excited to present you coffees from the suco of Koileki. Cherry from Koileki is collected daily at the Koileki Wet Mill, situated at 1800 MASL.

Ripe cherry is first floated in water, to separate the fruit by density. The "higher the density, the higher the quality of the coffee. This leaves the low density, less mature cherries to float to the surface, which are easily removed from the water.

The station staff then meticulously hand-sort the freshly picked and well-sorted cherry, removing all damaged or underripe fruit by eye. This well-sorted harvest is now pulped, separating the cherry from the parchment coffee. The coffee then undergoes fermentation for between 24 and 32 hours.

Once this stage is complete the parchment is washed again, removing any residual floaters and cherry skin in the process.

The parchment is then transported to raised beds, where the coffee is dried in high. The staff turn the lots regularly to ensure even airflow and sun contact, for a duration of between 15 - 20 days. When the coffee has reached a drying level of around 14%, the coffee is then transported to lower altitudes with higher temperatures, to complete the drying phase. Once the drying is complete, the coffee is prepared for export at the Railaco dry mill.

Hard Lines is a coffee shop and roastery based in Cardiff, Wales. They select, roast and serve great coffee that’s been sourced sustainably with the aim of building long lasting relationships at origin. They believe that what they’re trying to build is about more than just good coffee. They aim to keep it fresh, fun and not too serious throughout.