The first Festival Kafe Timor in 2016 brought together thousands of smallholder farmers, baristas, and roasters from across Timor-Leste to participate in educational activities and the celebration of national coffee culture. It was a positive experience for the attendees, building motivation to help improve the country’s coffee industry.
This year’s festival program seeks to expand, and invites the participation of international sponsorship. Paid sponsorships or in-kind donation of coffee industry equipment and services are welcomed.
Activities at the 2017 festival will include a national cup quality competition, field visit to rural coffee producing communities for international coffee professionals, training sessions, and a lecture program concluding with an award ceremony for competition winners. Roast Magazine will be on-hand as Festival Kafe Timor’s coffee media partner.