Bali Kintamani Highlands
ORIGIN: Kintamani Highlands, Bali, Indonesia
ALTITUDE: 1300 - 1700m
VARIETAL: Typica and Bourbon
PROCESSING: Natural, Sun-dried
TASTING NOTES: Sweet and syrupy with notes of cherry and dark chocolate
Two miles east of Java and surrounded by coral reefs lies one of Indonesia’s greatest jewels, the Island of Bali. The island is renowned for its rich culture and emphasis on the arts. This very special coffee is produced by smallholder farmers inhabiting fertile volcanic highland areas in the heart of this paradise. These farmers organize in groups similar to cooperatives called Subak Abians which are at the center of the farmer's religious and agricultural life. The Subak Abian philosophy is based on the Hindu ideology of Tri Hita Karana.
Tri Hita Karana is a Sanskrit term that describes the belief that the path to happiness and peace is found by humans maintaining harmony and balance in their relationships with other humans, God and their environment. Our Bali is a natural or dry processed coffee, meaning the beans were sun-dried inside the fruit rather than after the fruit is removed, as is the case with wet-processed or "washed" coffees. This creates much of the coffee’s wonderful lush and unique character. Natural processing not only imparts intense sweetness and fruit notes to the coffee but also helps to preserve precious groundwater in areas where water conservation is vital.