The coffee growing area in Bali - an estimated 7,500 hectares - is largely centred in the Kintamani highlands. Sitting atop a large volcanic plateau between 1300-1700 meters altitude, coffee tree varieties include a high percentage of Bourbon and Typica, along with shade trees such as Erythrina, Albizia, Tangerine and Orange. The use of pesticides is prohibited on Bali and all fertilizers are 100% organic. The Subak Abian is a traditional farming structure organization in Bali, similar to a farmer cooperative. There are 13 different Subak Abians that are currently growing and processing coffee. The “SA” oversee both agricultural technology and religious activities. The promotion of improved coffee growing practices is expected to enhance not only agricultural technology but social and economic standing in Bali as well.
TASTING NOTES: This dark roast has a smooth, syrupy, black cherry body, low acidity and pronounced chocolate flavours.
- PRODUCER: Subak Abian farmers' cooperative (Rainforest Alliance)
- ORIGIN: Kintamani Highland, Bali
- VARIETAL: Bourbon, Typica
- ALTITUDE: 1300 - 1700 m.
- PROCESS: Fully washed, patio-dried to 40% moisture then hulled.
* Producer profile and location photos courtesy of Royal Coffee.