Australian soldiers rescue organic coffee in Timor

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A group of Australian ex-soldiers have started a new enterprise helping farmers in East Timor pick and produce coffee. While stationed in the country in 2012, a group of Australian soldiers came to know the farmers who pick the coffee that had grown wild since the Indonesian invasion. But despite having a natural, organic product that many in Australia pay a premium for, the farmers are largely at the mercy of the weather and middlemen.

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