Cafe Brisa Serena supports Coffee Farming Families to improve their coffee quality and production. We work with a total of 404 Coffee Farmers divided up into 33 groups in the Sub-district of Letefoho, District of Ermera, Timor Leste.
Sub District of Letefoho,
District of Ermera,
Timor Leste’s Finest Coffee Plantation Farmers
Read more about our Farmers below
Rogerio Maia de Deus
Featured Coffee Farmer
Farmers & Group Leader LACAU 1 – Formed 2003
Coffee variety – Arabica (Hybrido de Timor, Typica)
Rogerio Maia de Deus, is a group leader from Lacau. He has joined the farmers group since 2003. Since joining the farmers group, Rogerio and his members is able to sell their coffee with a better price and noticed quality improvement in their coffee. After received training on quality processing, Rogerio can produce high quality coffee, which is high value added coffee and sell them in parchment. In return, they can receive better price and use the money to support their life.
“We used to sell coffee cherry, instead of parchment in the past before joining farmers group in Letefoho. When we were asked to sell the coffee in parchment, many farmers were still hesitant, as it requires additional work and care. We have to select only the red cherry and process it to parchment through careful selection in order to produce high quality coffee. But, at the end, we are satisfied with the result as we noticed there is quality improvement in our coffee and we receive payment for the additional work through the coffee payment.” – Rogerio
Recently, Rogerio helped to form new farmers group called Mautilo with 17 coffee farmers. With his knowledge in quality processing and as a group leader he is able to teach new members about quality processing and support other coffee farmers in his Suco.