Produced by smallholder farmers inhabiting fertile volcanic highland areas in the heart of the Indonesian island of Bali.Arabica plantings in the Kintanai highlands were destroyed by the eruption of Gunung Agung in 1963. This eruption caused the quantity and quality of Arabica coffee from Kintamani to drop significantly for almost 15 years. In the 1970ís and 1980ís, the government began a program to supply coffee seedlings to local farmers and now the growing area in Bali is estimated at 7,500 hectares.Pesticides are never used on coffee farms in Bali, and all the fertilizers are 100% organic. The farmers are currently in the process of getting officially certified. Grown at high altitudes, this bean is not one to pass up.
Hard bean roasts well to all shades of darkness and stands by itself in the medium roast range as well.