Raising Awareness of—And Enjoying—Timorese Coffee in Melbourne

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One of Barista Magazine’s Facebook friends, Bela Bruxa, told us about an amazing Pozible project that some Aussies are currently doing to raise money to fund a Timorese coffeehouse in Melbourne. As I write this, there are only 60 hours left to assist in meeting the group’s $35,000 target—and they’re close, with just under $25,000 already raised!

The group has charged itself with creating a coffeehouse in Melbourne where Timorese coffees can be showcased, and money can be raised for the Timorese community.

The group has charged itself with creating a coffeehouse in Melbourne where Timorese coffees can be showcased, and money can be raised for the Timorese community.

Here are the goals: The group wants to support Timor through coffee sales, which will contribute to providing wholesome and fresh meals for Timorese. They will also create a place in Melbourne where the Timorese community can meet and raise funds. Traditional Timor handicrafts will also be available; and former soldiers can learn skills in coffee as they transition back to civilian life.

Timor Video Part 1 from Mufti French on Vimeo.

In addition, the hope is that Melbournians can learn about Timor’s culture and the history that Timor and Australia share.

Read much more about this incredible project on the website—and reach into those pockets to contribute to its success!

 

 

 

About the Author

Sarah Allen is co-founder and editor of Barista Magazine, the international trade magazine for coffee professionals. A passionate advocate for baristas, quality, and the coffee community, Sarah has traveled widely to research stories, interact with readers, and present on a variety of topics affecting specialty coffee. She also loves animals, swimming, ice cream, and living in Portland, Oregon.