(Written by our friends at Royal Coffee)
This coffee 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 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 suggested during Royal’s origin trip 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.
FLAVOR PROFILE: rich & complex
WE TASTE: strawberry, red wine, licorice
OUR FAVORITE BREWING METHODOLOGY: espresso, aeropress
VARIETIES: Bourbon, (S795 & USDA 762) Typica, and Catimor
GROWING ELEVATION: 1,200-1,600 MASL (meters above sea level)
MILLING PROCESS: full natural and dried on raised beds
SUPPLY CHAIN PARTNERS:
Farmers - Coffee producers organized through Subak Abian (SA) a traditional structure of farmer organization in upland Bali
Dry Mill - PT Indokom Citra Persada
Exporter - PT Indokom Citra Persada
Importer - Royal Coffee
meet the farmers:
At Succulent Coffee Roasters, we value our partners and seek out any opportunity to highlight their stories. “Kintamani” is part of our Transparent Trade Collection and as such, the featured photos give you a behind-the-scenes look at the people behind the delicious coffee.
One of the coffee producers from the Kintamani highlands examining the leaves of his coffee tree.
Coffee growers in the Kintamani highlands on the island of Bali have organized around a Subak Abian, which refers to the ecologically sustainable irrigation systems developed more than 1,000 years ago.
In the rural coffee growing region of Kintamani in Bali, growers bring their freshly picked coffee cherries to be dried at a centralized processing center.