• It all starts with these little cherries

  • Cafe Letefoho Coffee - Beans to Coffee in cups

    We perfect every step of the process

  • Sourced from the mountains of Letefoho, Timor Leste

About Letefoho's 100% Coffee

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.

Letefoho Specialty Coffee Roaster is proudly part of the Cafe Brisa Serena organisation, working with Timorese Coffee Plantation Farmers to produce the finest quality Coffee Beans.

From plantation to brew

Find out how we create the perfect coffee

  1. It all starts here

    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.

  2. Harvest Season begins

    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.

  3. Processing and Sorting

     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.

  4. Drying, Hulling and Sorting

    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.

  5. Roasting!

    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.

Our strength is in our people

From the Coffee Plantation Farmers to our fully qualified Baristas, the secret to creating great coffee is our people.

Roasted to perfection

Our beans are carefully roasted to make sure that every cup of Letefoho Coffee is perfect every time.

Work with us!

Current Vacancies

Job Title: Business Development Manager
Duration: Fixed Term (with possibility of extension)
Location: Dili, Timor-Leste.

Background: Café Brisa Serena (“CBS”) is a subsidiary local social enterprise established by NGO Peace Winds Japan in 2010. CBS is working to improve the quality of life of coffee farmers in Timor-Leste especially in Letefoho, Ermera through supporting high quality coffee production, purchase of the coffee beans with sustainable price and deliver the coffee beans to international customers. Currently CBS also working to support domestic tourism promotion through coffee tourism activity based in Letefoho, include promotion of local food.

Café Brisa Serena is currently looking to hire a Business Development Manager to oversee and improve the ongoing projects and develop new coffee related businesses and its social business activity to support its mission. CBS Business Development Manager will work under the guidance from CBS Director.

CBS offer equal employment opportunities and support diversity at the workplace. Eligible female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Any interested applicants who wish to work and join our dynamic team can submit their job applications, or cover letter and attach with recent CV include two referees in English, with supporting documents via email: info@cafebrisaserena.com. For more information, please call us 77101043.

Closing Date: Friday, 3 September 2021, no later than 5:00pm. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.