Organic Bali Blue Moon
Among the archipelago nation of Indonesia lies its hidden jewel, the island of
Bali. The eruption of the Volcano Gunung Agung in 1963 caused a delay in the
progress of coffee cultivation on Bali. In response to this setback, the
government enacted programs in the 1970s and 1980s to help rejuvenate coffee
growth. With the promotion of coffee seedlings to local farmers, an island wide
coffee growing campaign began. Today, the growing area for coffee in Bali is an
estimated 7,500 hectares. The Kintamani highlands, where most of the coffee is
grown, sits atop a large volcanic plateau between 1300-1700 meters in 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 farmer structure organization in Bali. There are 13
different Subak Abians that are currently growing and processing coffee. The
SA oversee both agricultural 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. This jewel among
coffees stands out with smooth body and overwhelming chocolate flavors.
Region and Geography: Grown in the Kintamani highlands atop a volcanic
Climate: Wet Season: September February Dry Season: February August
Tree Type: Bourbon and Typica (USDA-795)
Shade: Erythrina, Albizia, Tangerine and Orange Trees for shade.
Rainforest Alliance Certified.
Preparation & Drying: Wet hulled method. This processing method removes
the outer-skin of the red cherries by pulping machine in the late afternoon or
evening. The mucilage-covered parchment is then put into fermentation tanks for
24-36 hours. After washing, the clean parchment is sun-dried on racks or mats to
40% moisture, then it is hulled and the drying process is finished. Altitude:
1300 to 1700 meters
Cupping Characteristic: The cup starts off with low acidity and smooth,
syrupy body. An accompaniment of dark chocolate, vanilla bean, and black
licorice flavors leads to a bold presence with an unforgettable aftertaste.
Espresso Extraction: Heavy Crema, Deep Chocolate Flavors.
Certifications: Organic, Rainforest Alliance