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.
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.