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Complex, sweet, whangy, exotic, this coffee is from the same producers of our popular Bali Blue Moon. It's the exact same coffee except natural processed! Try them side by side for maximum effect. This natural version features the same big, syrupy body with sweet, intense notes of cherry, candied orange, anise and milk chocolate, an earthy complexity and a gently spicy finish.
Arrival Date: December 6th, 2021
Acidity & Brightness: Moderately bright, quite sweet
Balance & Finish: Complex with a gently spicy finish
Body & Texture: Full bodied, syrupy
Flavors: Cherry, candied orange, anise & milk chocolate
Grade: Very hard and dense, grown at 1200-1600 meters
Processing: Natural Processed
Grower: Coffee producers organized through Subak Abian (SA) a traditional structure of farmer organization in upland Bali
Region: Kintamani Highlands of Central Bali, Indonesia
Varietals: Bourbon, Typica and Catimor
Roasting: Start at Full City (medium, right at the very beginning of second crack) and work your way darker if you like. Darker will bring out stronger notes of cocoa, lighter roasts will lend to more juicy sweetness. This coffee roasts very evenly for a natural process! However, expect a very quiet first crack which can sneak up on you.
Recommendation: For people who enjoy an exotic, whangy, complex coffee. The natural processing makes it a little sweeter and intensifies the sweet fruit tones. The flavors bounce around the palate in a way that makes descripton difficult to put into words, but not difficult at all to enjoy!
Reminder: This coffee is raw. You have to roast it before brewing.
In a moment we'll start with the description, but right now you need to order this coffee and some of the Bali Blue Moon. The Kintamani and Blue Moon start off from the same crop, but are processed differently. The difference in the final cup is stunning. This is one of the very few coffees we know of that will allow you to taste the difference processing methods can make using the same beans. We think you'll find two very distinct, very different, and very pleasing cups. Ok, onward to the review!
This coffee is sourced from family owned farms located in the Kintamani highlands on the island province of Bali, Indonesia. Coffee is grown in the volcanic soils of Mount Agung along with citrus trees that provide shade and another source of income. Coffee production is typically organized around a Subak Abian, which refers to the ecologically sustainable irrigation systems developed more than 1,000 years ago by Hindu priests who practice Tri Hita Karana (the three sources of prosperity), a philosophy focused on the harmonization between the environment, humans and God. The idea of a natural processed coffee was suggested to address an issue of water scarcity. It was an easy step to drying whole ripe cherry given that raised beds were already used for drying parchment. The project has been fully implemented and the results have been exceptional.
Natural (dry) processing adds layers of complexity to coffee. Some people find that distracting, while others (ourselves included) find it exciting and intriguing. The Indonesian character is more evident (earthiness and increased body) but the wild cherry notes are evident in the fragrance and cup. Once that subsides you'll notice sweet candied and an undertone of anise and milk chocolate throughout. The body is just as syrupy as the washed Blue Moon and has a gently spicy finish. Once again, give them both a try side by side, you won't regret it!
If you are unsatisfied with your green coffee purchase, we will issue you a refund in the form of an in-store credit. Since coffee is a food item, we can't take it back once it leaves our control. We will work closely with you to insure you get the quality you expected at a price that is fair. This offer is good for 30 days from the date of shipment. We will faithfully adhere to this policy for every customer, unless that customer is repeatedly abusing it. We withold the right to deny refunds, in rare cases, where a customer is repeatedly ordering coffee and then asking for a refund.
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We currently ship to any location in the US with the notable exception that Note that Hawaii Department of Agriculture regulations won't allow us to ship raw coffee to Hawaii.
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