In early 2012, four Australian soldiers were sent as part of a peace keeping force to help with the stabilisation of Timor-Leste.
After 30 years of neglect, coffee that was originally planted by the Portuguese some 200 years ago, was discovered by the peace keepers in remote villages, as they patrolled the area.
The now ‘wild’ coffee that grows in the mountain regions of Maubisse and Aileu is thriving. The former soldiers have helped local growers harvest the coffee independently, receive a fair and equitable price for their product and support their local community.
Wild Timor Coffee donate funds and manpower to Young Veterans projects regularly. They also supply warehouse space for special projects when needed.