In the early 1900s on the Southeast Asian island of Timor, a rare and fortuitous mistake occurred. Two different species of coffee plant — a sweet and aromatic yet fragile arabica plant, and a harsher-tasting yet sturdy and disease-resistant robusta plant — mated.
Their strands of DNA, each set with its own unique suite of genes, intermingled to form an entirely new coffee species. It later became known as the Timor Hybrid and turned out to be very special coffee.
Produced in Leubasa village in south west of Asia’s newest independent country, East Timor. The farms of Leubasa village are located at an altitude of 1700m to 1900m above sea level which make the village one of the highest altitude coffee grower in East Timor.
This coffee has crisp citrus acidity and is full of flavors of chocolate and tropical fruits. The fertile soil of East Timor is what results in this coffee have a distinct taste.