Indonesian Medium Roast
“Kintamani Natural” is 100% sundried on raised beds; It’s perhaps the first ever special prep natural Indonesian. Raised beds keep the cherry free of dirty flavor, and facilitate very quick drying in Bali’s high altitude sun and constant island breeze. The cup is extraordinarily exotic and unique with a rich, buttery mouthfeel, while retaining Indonesia’s full-bodied, savory character. It features super-intense, brandyish fruit flavors of plum and sweet cherry at lighter roasts; darker roasts develop much heavier body with a spicy, smoky twist, so because this is a medium, you get the best of both worlds!
Wow. Now this is some special tasting medium roast. Certified 100% organic since 2008, this coffee is unique to the core. On the tiny island of Bali, just off the coast of Java (of course), there is a cooperative organization known as Subak Abian which was founded on the Hindu philosophy known as "Tri Hita Karana" which means "the three causes of happiness". The SA coops foster community in agricultural, social and religious activies on the submerged volcano peak known as Bali.
SA farmers grow almost all heirloom Arabicas, Typica & Bourbon. They use trees such as Erythrina, Tangerine, and Orange to shade the coffee, which improves yield and cup quality and enhances wildlife habitat.
The back story is pretty neat. A couple of years ago, Burman Coffee supplier Royal Coffee visited the Subak Abians, who also produced the semi-washed “Blue Moon” coffee. Noting the scarcity of groundwater due to very coarse volcanic soil, Royal suggested trying natural (dry) processing. Raised beds are already used for drying parchment for Blue Moon, so it was easy to also use them to dry whole ripe cherry for this coffee. They did a test batch, and Royal was so blown away by the quality and flavor they purchased a full container!
I truly feel this coffee has components of "Tri Hita Karana".
Ground, Whole Bean, Coarse, Fine