Corina Potter is the latest addition to the Wild Timor Coffee wholesale team.
We’re so glad to have her manning the metaphorical ship; answering phones and emails with the appropriate amount of diligence and sass, keeping a watchful eye on deliveries in and out, and much more.
Corina hails from Timor-Leste, mother of two and married to Wild Timor’s Tom Potter. They relocated to Melbourne last year, and Cori is still cheerfully adjusting to their new lifestyle.
“ Driving here is a little bit crazy. Also, I have had to get used to the weather- in Timor we have wet season and dry season; here it’s different every day!”
Corina has been studying fashion styling at RMIT and plans to pursue it later on. She loves the diversity Melbourne offers. “There are so many different styles. People dress for the weather and for their mood. Timor style is more like shorts and tee shirt.”
Growing up near Natarbora, Timor-Leste, made for some fond memories. “We didn’t have much technology, so we played outside. We played with the dirt. Used our imaginations. We would often go to the rice paddy fields and swim in the big drain there. I took my kids later on, we slid in the mud. They are so happy! …It’s good there.”
According to Corina, some of the greatest needs of Timorese communities are in education and health training. She highly rates East Timor Hearts Fund, a Melbourne organisation that works to provide life-saving heart operations for Timorese. She also recommends the ETDA, praising them for their work in the community training and educating people from Timor-Leste.
“I love working at Wild Timor Coffee” says Corina. “In my home in Timor, we roast coffee the traditional way every 2-3 days in a big pan. The coffee smell reminds me of home.”