The Authentic Coffee from Bali Kintamani

Apr 07, 20

The Authentic Coffee from Bali Kintamani
Bali Coffee Kintamani
When you are in Bali and you love coffee, you know that you went to the right island. The coffee is very tasteful and they have a lot of different kinds of coffee. Bali Coffee that grows and produces in Kintamani is the finest in Bali because the rich volcanic soil and the climate in the Kintamani region quickly proved ideal for coffee growing and production. In 2008, Kintamani received an official Geographical Indication (GI) certification. A certification that guarantees that the coffee lives up to certain quality standards, similar to certifications known from locally produced wines and cheeses.

The main essence of the Kintamani Coffee in Bali lies in its fruity palate and its heavenly citrus aroma. It encircles all your senses and deluges you into a sweet solace. This smooth cup of Arabica brew has low caffeine levels, with a hint of chocolate, nuts, and caramel. So, people who like their coffee a little extra, Kintamani is a perfect bet for you.

The Balinese Kintamani coffee farmers are very good at making Robusta and Arabica coffee beans. In contrast to the coffee from Java, Sulawesi, and Sumatra, the coffee in Bali is not from the Dutch. Traders from Lombok brought coffee plants to Bali in the early 20th century. They found out that rich volcanic soil and the climate in the Kintamani region was very good to grow the coffee plants. The coffee plantations started small but grew rapidly. The coffee plants that the traders from Lombok brought to Bali were the Robusta plant. Nowadays, the Kintamani region is the biggest region for coffee farms. Not only the Robusta plant is grown there, but the Arabica plant is also becoming more common these days. Arabica has a stronger body and less acid and it gives higher prices on the worldwide coffee market, which is the most important reason why many farmers choose for Arabica. 

Bali Coffee Luwak
Kopi Luwak is the treasured possession of Bali and is well known as the most exclusive coffee on the planet! “Kopi” in Indonesia means Coffee and “Luwak” refers to the Indonesian name for the Asian Palm Civet. So what makes this coffee so special? The secret behind this extraordinary coffee in Bali might sound kind of gross at first, but that’s what makes it so unique. The most extravagant coffee in the world, cultivated in the serene lands of Bali, it’s made from coffee beans that are partially digested and then pooped out by the civet, a catlike creature. 

Coffee Luwak has a whole different process than the normal Bali Coffee. The fruits are eaten by a civet, a wild animal that looks like a cat, because of the pulp that is inside of the fruits. The fun fact is that the coffee beans will stay intact during the digestion process. The enzymes in the stomach of the civet take away the bitterness of the bean, which gives it a smooth and mild taste. Their digestive enzymes change the structure of proteins in the coffee beans, which removes some of the acidity to make a smoother cup of coffee. This process made the fermentation process was so perfect. When the beans leave the body of the civet, the farmers collect them. Originally they took the beans from the wild civet because the civet only eats the ripest coffee cherries.