Coffee Reviews

Raimutin – Timor Leste – Assembly Coffee

Andrew Pautler

Coffee Details

  • Coffee Name
    Raimutin - Timor Leste
  • Roaster
    Assembly Coffee
  • Roaster Location
    London, United Kingdom
  • Estimated Price
    $13.50 / 200 g
  • Flavor Notes
    Red plum, citrus acidity, juicy
  • Process
    Natural
  • Varieties
    Hibrido de Timor, Moka, Typica
  • Country
    Timor Leste
  • Region
    Ermera
  • Elevation
    1700 - 1800 MASL
  • Producer
    Atsabe, Baboe Kraik
  • Roast
    Light
  • Review Brew Method
    v60, Chemex, espresso
  • Roast Date
    March 20, 2020
  • Review Date
    April 4, 2020

Coffee Scoring

9.3
Aroma
9 / 10
Body
9.5 / 10
Flavor
10 / 10
Acidity/Brightness
9 / 10
Balance
9 / 10
Sweetness
9.5 / 10
Cleanliness
8.5 / 10
Aftertaste
9 / 10
Complexity
9.5 / 10
Flexibility
9.5 / 10
Pros
  • Amazing, delicious flavor
  • Jammy & juicy

Raimutin is the first coffee I’ve ever had from the country of Timor Leste. It is a light-roasted coffee from the London roaster, Assembly Coffee. I recently had the opportunity to try the coffee through my Yonder subscription. While I greatly enjoyed the first two coffees in my Yonder subscription, it was this coffee that solidified for me the decision to continue with the subscription after my three months for the original review completed—read more to find out why.

The fragrance was incredibly strong, fruity, juicy, sweet and just a bit sharp. As I began to brew, the aroma became even sweeter and jammier. The flavor was incredible—sweet & jammy just like the fragrance, but also full of citrus and notes of raspberry. It had a gentle, citrus acidity that carried throughout each sip and a strong, fruity sweetness. The body was silky, smooth and juicy. The finish was fairly short with lingering acidity. The complexity was one of my favorite elements of the coffee. Both the more exotic location and the natural processing, led to a coffee that was incredibly unique and complex. The flavor evolved nicely throughout each sip and I seemed to notice and appreciate different attributes of the coffee with every brew.

The Bottom Line

As the first coffee I have tried from Timor Leste, I am incredibly anxious to try another one to see if this was an outlier or the standard for such an uncommon origin. This sort of exotic, complex and incredibly delicious coffee is not easy to find and as a result I have cherished every brew I’ve made with Raimutin.

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