Coffee has been grown in Bali since the early nineteenth century when traders from the Dutch East India Company brought coffee from Yemen via Java to Bali. The island’s main Arabica growing area lies between the active volcanoes of Mount Agung and Mount Batukaro. Harvest is from May to September and in contrast to Sumatra there is only one harvest per year. The area of Kintamani has become synonymous with the island’s Arabica production and the Kintamani Highlands are generally considered to be the home of the best coffee Bali has to offer. All Kintamani Arabica is produced by traditional farmer organizations called Subak Abians that democratically manage religious, economic and social life in the villages. Bali ‘God’ Mountain is a rare single origin variety that is available in limited quantities as the annual production is quite limited.
This coffee exhibits intense, thick chocolate, black tea, smooth and clean finish in cupping.