• 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: Driver (Fixed Term)
Location: Café Brisa Serena Office, Tuana Laran, Suco Vila-Verde, Dili, Timor-Leste.

Background: Café Brisa Serena (CBS) is a social enterprise established with a support from 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. CBS exported coffee to Japan, US and Australia. In 2014, Café Brisa Serena opened its flagship coffee shop “Letefoho Specialty Coffee Shop” in Marconi, Dili. In early 2020, CBS just started its new coffee tourism activity based in Letefoho, Ermera.

Café Brisa Serena is currently looking for a driver to assist its daily operation and support its new coffee tourism activity in the districts. CBS driver is responsible for the safe transport of CBS staff and ensuring vehicles are properly maintained and kept in good condition. This position reports to CBS Admin Officer.

If you are interested in working with us, please send us your CV and application letter to info@cafebrisaserena.com  or directly drop the application at Letefoho Specialty Coffee Roaster, Rua Marconi, Avenida de Portugal or our CBS Office at Rua Ribeiro de Maloa, Tuana-Laran (Mota-Ibun) during weekday from 9:00am to 5:00pm.

Closing Date: Friday, September 4th, 2020