Cafe Brisa Serena (CBS) is a Social Enterprise established with a support from NGO Peace-Winds Japan in 2010, aim to improve the quality of life of coffee farmers in Timor-Leste, especially in Letefoho. CBS support high quality coffee production in Letefoho and deliver the coffee to domestic and International market.
Timor Leste’s Finest Coffee Exporter
Why choose Cafe Brisa Serena’s green coffee beans? Because we’re about quality before anything else.
Where does our Coffee come from?
Watch out video to see how we work with local Timorese farmers to perfect the world’s finest coffee.
Our Coffee Processing
It all starts with planting this little tree in the pristine soil around Letefoho, Timor Leste, within 3-4 years it will be producing some of the finest Coffee beans in the world.
High up in the mountains of Letefoho, Timor Leste, Farmers all over begin the first round of Selective harvesting, individually hand-picking only the Coffee Cherries which are at their peak ripeness. Further rounds of harvesting follow in the weeks to come.
The freshly harvested cherries pass through a pulping machine to separate the skin and pulp from the bean. Then the beans are separated by weight as they pass through water channels. The lighter beans float to the top, while the heavier ripe beans sink to the bottom. They are passed through a series of rotating drums which separate them by size.
The beans are then sun-dried spread out over drying tables or floors, where they are turned regularly. The dried beans are then hulled to remove the dried husk off the dried cherry. The beans are then sorted again to select only the very best beans.
Roasting is one of the most crucial elements of the process which is why we make sure that our beans are roasted to perfection. Roasting transforms the coffee beans from green beans to the beautiful aromatic brown coffee beans that we’ve all come to love. Roasting the beans at the exact temperature, for the exact amount of time, cooling immediately afterwards and then packed into fresh-lock bags means that you’ll have the perfect coffee every time.
Once the coffee has been carefully processed, it is stored in our controlled warehouse storage facility benefiting from the ideal dry climate of Letefoho.