Our Bali Blue Moon Kintamani coffee is as mystical as the Island of Bali itself. Bali, known as the exotic jewel of Indonesia is located west of the Island of Java on the westernmost end of the Lesser Sunda Islands in the Coral Triangle. The Coral Triangle has the largest marine biodiversity in the world. Kintamani, located in Southern Bali is home to Mount Agung, the highest peak in Bali, Mount Batur Volcano and Lake Batur. Our coffee is grown on the slopes of Mount Agung.
Coffee has made a comeback in this region after the eruption of Mount Agung in 1963. In the 1970s and 1980s the government started to redevelop coffee in the region by granting coffee seedlings to the farmers. Today the volcanic soil is rich in minerals and the region has an abundance of rain to grow coffee and citrus. Citrus trees provide shade for the coffee and additional income for the farmers.
Coffee production is organized around Subak Abian, an organization of farmers developed more than 1,000 years ago by Hindu priests. Subak Abian refers to ecologically sustainable irrigation systems. The priests practice the Hindu philosophy of “Tri Hita Karana,” which translates to “the three sources of prosperity.” The philosophy is focused on the harmonization between man, God and the environment.