Cooperative: Cooperativa Cafe Timor
Founded: In the wake of the destruction of much of East Timor
after it gained independence from Indonesia in 1999. In 2000, a
group of farmers, in an attempt to successfully market their coffee
internationally, united to form CCT.
Members: 21,553 members in 18 basic geographic groups, and 444
farmer groups growing coffee on small blocks totaling 26,352
hectares of land.
Certification: CCT obtained Fair Trade certification from
Fairtrade Labelling Organizations
International (FLO) in 2001.
Tasting notes: Balanced, plum, chocolate, cocoa
We have been buying from this co-op since they started
in 2000, we were one of their first customers.