Having found its sovereignty in 2002, Timor-Leste is one of the world’s youngest countries. As the country finds sta-bility, the development of the agriculture sector is rapidly becoming an important pillar for the structural transforma-tion of the country’s economy. Timor-Leste currently faces enormous economic upheaval, as its oil reserves begin to run dry.
Cherry from Koileki is collected daily and processed at the Atsabe wet mill in Baboe Kraik, situated at 1800MASL. Drying takes three weeks after 15 to 18 hours of fermentation across a combination of Colombia, Timor-Leste , and African style beds, before being moved to fully shade dried for 3 weeks in Railaco, at much lower altitudes.