Bali is a province in Indonesia that produces a very famous and expensive coffee – Kopi Luwak. We’ll get to that part. The production of Arabica coffee is an important industry in Bali, with most of the coffee being grown in the highland region of Kintamani near Mount Batur. Most farmers here are members of the farming system called Subak Abian, which is based on Hindu philosophy called Tri Hita Karana. This philosophy is based around 3 causes of happiness: good relations with God, other people, and the environment. This system greatly contributes to the fair trade and organic coffee production in the area.
Most of Bali’s coffee is produced using the wet process method. The coffee tends to have a very distinct sweet and soft consistency and contain citrus and lemon notes within its flavor profile. Coffee exported from Bali isn’t always consistent in taste, but a good Bali crop will be clean, mild, and have a great and complex body to it.
Perhaps the most highly valued coffee from this area goes through a unique process, however, and it involves an animal called an Asian Palm Civet. This process involves farmers feeding the Civet’s coffee cherries and then collecting these cherries once they’ve been excreted, washing them, and then processing them before roasting. This particular kind of coffee method results in a type of coffee called Kopi Luwak, and it’s one of the most expensive coffees in the world. The coffee is said to have a divine and unique taste due to the fermentation process it undergoes in the Civet cat’s belly, but you’ll find that many coffee industry professionals dispute this and regard it as a gimmick or novelty type coffee.
Key Yemen Coffee Profile Notes
Grow Regions: Kintamani near Mount Batur
General Cup Profile: Bold yet mild, soft, clean, complex, fruity