Our Story

Asosiasaun Cafe Timor-Leste

We are a non-profit organisation consisting of and headed by a group of like-minded individuals and companies with a passion for coffee. Since the association’s inception in 2016, we have built a membership base of baristas, roasters, traders, exporters, and farmers.

Our Members and Goals

Each member – individual or organisation plays a critical role in the coffee value chain and the specialty movement in Timorese coffee. As a group, we hope to strengthen our relationship with Timor-Leste’s Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, pave new channels to specialty coffee markets, and develop a competitive brand of coffee and coffee professionals. To do this, ACT focuses on optimising value and quality in coffee production.

Timorese Coffee Industry and Resilience

Timor produces coffee across 8 of the 12 districts and as of 2019 proudly presented 40 different samples of specialty grade coffee the highest scoring over 86 points. Despite a global pandemic that resulted in a decline in volume demand for coffee and travel restrictions that has deterred international visitors, buyers and consultants from Timor-Leste, the country proves again it’s resilence during uncertain times. The foundations set since ACTs inception makes passionate coffee producers determined to overcome any challange and continue the effort for coffee quality. 2021 is a new season to welcome new friends, bright talent and of course, fresh crop.

FESTA DO CAFÉ DE AILEU - 4th edition - 15-16 September 2023

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