• Bali Kintamani Natural - BAL-KIN-NAT-21
  • Bali Kintamani Natural - BAL-KIN-NAT-21
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From a collection of family farms in the volcanic highlands of Bali, this coffee comes to us through the traditional Subak Abian structure of agricultural organization in upland Bali. To address water scarcity, the farmers began naturally-processing their coffee in 2009 and the result was nothing short of spectacular. This coffee boasts more fruity, sweet notes than most coffees we’ve tasted and we celebrate its return every year.

Region: Kintamani Highlands of Central Bali, Indonesia

Elevation: 1200-1600m

Process: Natural

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

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

We Taste: Maraschino Cherry, Dark Chocolate, Apricot

Roast Level: Light (Agtron: 79)

We visited both the Rukira washing station (“factory”) and the Othaya Society’s Dry Mill and Cupping lab, hosted throughout by Newton Ndiritu one of the brightest coffee personalities in Kenya. Newton is both the factory chairman at the Rukira factory with approximately 560 members and the chairman of the entire Othaya Society (which comprises about 15,000 farmer members across several other factories).

Newton has raised the bar for his fellow member farmers at Rukira in a few ways. By using best-practice pruning methods and appropriate amounts of fertilizers he’s been able to increase the yield from around 5kg per tree to around 23 kg per tree, thereby showing a way to make farming coffee sustainable in the long-term. He’s smoothed the path for construction of the Othaya society’s own dry mill, which has helped control the quality all the way to our roastery. The dry mill also includes a state-of-the-art cupping lab, the best cupping lab our coffee buying team has seen at any society or factory. By controlling the process and continuously cupping the coffee, Rukira (and some other factories at Othaya) consistently turn out some of Kenya’s best coffees. The Rukira AA placed third in the Taste of Harvest competition this year, and we think you’ll enjoy it tremendously!

Maraschino Cherry, Dark Chocolate, Apricot