A Little Cup of Knowledge: Coffee of the Week
Week 14: Bali Blue Moon
A highland coffee grown in the shadow of an active volcano, Mount Batur, and throughout the Bangli district, our Bali coffee is unique for the island. Most coffee in Bali is wet-milled, but our Inten Dewata are naturally processed coffees that exhibit a wide range of flavors among lots, from fruit-forward to the more earthy and heavy bodied cacao. Although the Dutch began planting coffee in Indonesia 300 years ago, they didn’t get around to planting coffee on Bali until the early 20th century. This relatively late arrival meant wet processing was the norm rather than natural processing, which remains dominant throughout Indonesia even today. The “vintage” Bali hearkens back to the days when all the coffee on nearby Java and Sumatra was dry-processed. Balinese farmers practice an ancient approach to sustainable agriculture called “Subak Abian,” which dates back a thousand years and originally referred to an irrigation system for rice.
As fans of this coffee, my family members cannot wait to get their favorite order home and enjoy every little drop of it! Somehow, even if single origin beans vary from season to season, Bali Blue Moon always amazes us . I never hesitate to serve this rich and complex dark roast at my special events but I will not save it solely for those days. Give it a try, it could become a favorite of yours as well.