Øst-Timor, Atsabe 250 gram
Papaya, karamell, Bergamott, Lavendel.
Dette er en full sporbarhets rapport hvor du kan se hva av beløpene som går hvor.
Fordeling er satt opp med USD som hovedvaluta og enhet regnes i kilo. Alle verdier er konvertert til grønn kaffebønne med (GBE) på 0,20 prep.
In 2021, ble det gjort en beregning av utbytte fra kaffebær til ferdig tørket grønn kaffe (washed, honey og naturals). Etter en snittberegning var det 14.48%. For washed kaffe, gjennomsnittlig utbytte fra parchment til grønn kaffe var et snitt på 66%.
Timor-Leste has been our top priority since 2018.
Following 25 years of conflict that claimed 200,000 lives and destroyed all infrastructure, Timor-Leste became the first new independent state of the 21st century. Today there are about 1.3M people living in Timor-Leste, and poverty remains widespread; almost half of the children under 5 years old suffer from chronic malnutrition, a statistic that hasn’t improved in 20 years.
Over 90% of the country’s income comes from oil and gas, but this revenue stream is running out.
Timor-Leste is the most oil-reliant nation in the world.
Current oil production is winding down.
The petroleum fund will likely run out in an estimated 10-14 years.
Improving the coffee sector is of critical importance.
Coffee is the second-highest earner for the country after oil.
37% of households depend on coffee for a portion of their income.
Productivity is currently unreliable and extremely low, about 1/5 that of Colombia on average.
Profitability is currently low and volatile for all actors along the supply chain, from pickers to exporters.
Timor-Leste’s competitive advantages and disadvantages all point to one future: higher value from price differentiation or specialty coffee.”
— Andrew Hetzel, Timor-Leste Industry Association Analysis 2016, for ADB
Our strategy to improve the total value and profitability of the coffee sector is familiar, and due to Timor-Leste’s small size and the collaborative culture, we are also able to include top-down, national-level methodology that is impossible in other countries. Here we partner with governments, development banks, and other institutions alongside our usual community-led production plans
Raimutin Wet Mill, Suco Baboe Kraik - Atsabe, Ermera Municipality.
Transitioning from gathering to active farming
In early 2018, we met with groups of producers in villages across Atsabe to hear about how the coffee market has served them in recent history. Though there was no immediate consensus on the cost of production, most stated that the price they received for cherries was too low for there to be any profit for investment in coffee (pruning, fertiliser etc), that as a result, they were working in a gathering style rather than active farming.
Those with farms larger than 1Ha explained that the main cost they have each year is hiring help for a few days to pick cherries at a day rate of 3-5 USD. If they pay any more than that, the cost is higher than revenue. Along with volumes and a few more data points, this gave us a rough idea of the baseline cost of production to work from, and a target for profit improvement.
Together we developed a plan for a prosperous future through by systematically solving the diverse challenges laying along the path to selling in the specialty market; financial, legal, technical etc. The first steps included building a community wet mill. Three years on, hundreds of families connected with the Atsabe community wet mill generate at least 75% more profit from coffee compared with selling the old way.
The next phase is investment in productivity and scaling up while maintaining quality.