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Visiting a Coffee Farm in Kintamani Bali

Visiting a Coffee Farm in Kintamani Bali

December 2019 · 4 min read · Bali

I walked through the bushes of coffee plants when I was in one of the coffee farm in Kintamani. There were some red coffee beans appearing on the plants. Mostly the beans were green. There were no flowers anymore, only beans. I actually like the smell of coffee flowers more than the smell of coffee. It smells like jasmine.

Green coffee bean, not ripe yet.
Coffee bean when it is ripe.
Coffee plant.

Kintamani village in Bali is not just popular for its beautiful panorama, but it is also well known for coffee producer in Bali. There hectares of coffee farm in this village. And its coffee is marketed all over Bali, Indonesia and for export.The little coffee farmers did not have access to market abroad, only exporters who could do it. The coffee farmers sold their coffee locally in markets.

This somehow had changed. Nowadays, the farmers could open their farm and have visitors try their coffee and open opportunity to sell their coffee. And not just coffee, they also market spices, chocolate and herbal drinks.

I arrived at the little hut where there was a man who was roasting coffee. There were various coffee beans places on several plates in nearby. These were arabica coffee, robusta, and a mix between the two. There was also one type of coffee called "male coffee" which of course tasted more bitter than female coffee.

The farmer was roasting coffe beans, with some already roasted coffee beans and coco beans on the front of him.

The notorious poo coffee of an animal called civet, locally known as luwak.
Various type of coffee, including robusta, and arabica.
Roasted cocoa bean, tasted bitter, not like the "proper chocolate" from Switzerland.

Cocoa plants also grows well in this country. If you are thinking chocolate bar hanging in trees, you are not correct. It's the proper cocoa beans. It tasted bitter, well, not as bitter as coffee but far from chocolate bar you have from the shop. That chocolate bar has mixed of other ingredient like milk or tons of sugar.

Walking pass the farm, I (with my clients) arrived at the cafe overlooking more of coffee plantation. I remember the cafe several years ago was much smaller than this, but over the years the owner has managed to expand his business. He is one clever Balinese farmer.

The coffee cafe.

The tables in the cafe.

The orange farm (had just been harvested when I was there) was the view from the cafe.
The long table and long chair overlooking the farm.

zuks47.jpgMore tables between the orange farms. What a nice setting.

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the view of the cafe from outside.
the owner and the cafe staffs.

In this cafe overlooking the coffee and orange farms, people can try different kind of coffee and herbal drinks. All the testers were free, except the special luwak coffee was about USD 3 per cup.

Various herbal tea and coffee to try.

Waiting for the special coffee to be ready.
Coffee was boiling, it was ready.

mr9g33.jpg The Bali luwak coffee.

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I was just order a Bali black coffee (well, with some sugar, my life has been bitter lately I could not stand bitter taste anymore). Maybe I was addicted to coffee, I could try stop drinking coffee, but I don't see a need to it ☺️ 😅 . But by the way, when you order a coffee in traditional shop in Bali, the standard would be black coffee with a little sugar.

After having some coffee, there were places you could take photos, including selfie places. The farm was a great view so you could have it as your background. People could spend more time if they would like to have something to eat in the cafe. There are a lot of chairs tables and chairs available spread out around the farm on a wooden platform.

There is also a little shop where people can buy coffee products and spices. All packaged and prepared by the farmer. That's my story. Thanks for reading.

Little shop to purchase coffee.
What's that cat doing in the coffee cafe?
Selfie area just outside the cafe.

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