28 Jan '15, 10pm

We're really loving Huapu, an excellent coffee from East Timor. It's notes are well rounded with hints of Maple...

We're really loving Huapu, an excellent coffee from East Timor. It's notes are well rounded with hints of Maple...

Had you asked us a year ago to describe coffee from East Timor, the answer would probably have begun with vague references to muted acidity and heavy body and ended with the caveat that we haven’t tasted much coffee from the island since Counter Culture stopped buying what long-time customers of ours might remember as Maubesse in 2006. Back then, coffee from Timor was an alternative to Sumatran coffee—the two islands are close geographically and until East Timor’s independence in 2001, they belonged to the same country, Indonesia. Though Sumatra was by far our best-selling single-origin coffee, we never developed much of a market for coffees from East Timor, and, eventually, lackluster sales combined with inconsistencies in quality, complex logistics and distance, led us to stop buying the coffee. Eight years later, we are happy to re-introduce East Timor to our list of or...

Full article: https://counterculturecoffee.com/store/coffee/huapu

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