REGION kintamani highlands
VARIETAL bourbon, typica
ELEVATION 1300 m
melon, wildberry poptarts, complex
Bali Kintamani Natural is a crop we look forward to every year because of how unique it truly is. Bali is a tiny island in Indonesia, and unlike most coffees from Indonesia, this coffee does not undergo the 'Wet Hull' process. Wet Hulling is a unique process that only Indonesia uses, that adds body, minimizes acidity, and tends to bring about earthy or woody type flavors.
Kintamani Natural is instead processed by the traditional dry (natural) process of sun-drying the coffee cherries on raise beds before the seeds are separated from the cherry. This is extremely rare for coffee coming out of this part of the world!
The end cup is complex. It is fruity, and rich, with a full-bodied, buttery mouthfeel that reminds you the coffee you're drinking is from Indonesia. The fruit notes that jump out to us are more of a fruit liqueur, or a sugary pastry-type sweetness. This coffee is a wild ride no matter which way you drink it, and is just too unusual of a coffee to pass up.