WINE, BANANA, DRIED FRUIT, CAKE
Grower: Small producers organized through Subak Abian
Variety: Bourbon, Typica, and Catimor
Region: Kintamani Highlands of Central Bali, Indonesia
BALI ORGANIC RFA KINTAMANI NATURAL is sourced from family owned farms located in the Kintamani highlands on the island province of Bali, Indonesia. Coffee is grown in the volcanic soils of Mount Agung along with citrus trees that provide shade and another source of income. 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. Coffee production is typically organized around a Subak Abian, which refers to the ecologically sustainable irrigation systems developed more than 1,000 years ago by Hindu priests who practice Tri Hita Karana (the three sources of prosperity), a philosophy focused on the harmonization between the environment, humans and God. The idea of a natural processed coffee was started in 2009 to address an issue of water scarcity. It was an easy step to drying whole ripe cherry given that raised beds were already used for drying parchment. The project has been fully implemented and the results have been exceptional.