BALI ORGANIC KINTAMANI NATURAL – *50678* – 25767 – GrainPro Bags – SPOT RCWHSE

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About this coffee

Grower

Coffee producers organized through Subak Abian (SA) a traditional structure of farmer organization in upland Bali

Altitude

1200 – 1600 masl

Variety

Bourbon, (S795 & USDA 762) Typica, and Catimor

Soil

Volcanic loam

Region

Kintamani Highlands of Central Bali, Indonesia

Process

Full natural and dried on raised beds

Harvest

May - October

Certification

Organic

Coffee Background

BALI ORGANIC KINTAMANI NATURAL GRAINPRO 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.