Kintamani coffee from Bali

Kintamani Coffee

The village of Kintamani, Bangli regency, Bali Province, for the domestic and foreign tourists are already familiar. The cool tube village, located at the level of a 900 – 1200 meters above sea level. In addition to beautiful nature, such as Batur Lake and some number of other objects are also no less interesting.

Kintamani is also a producer of vegetables, citrus, coffee and familiar. Results of this coffee are that unreliable. Even being one of three copies of Indonesia who received a certificate of Geographical Indications unique, better known as Geographical Indications.

Ulundanu kintamani

Ulundanu Kintamani

Not only that, Kintamani coffee has a Certificate of Intellectual Property Rights to Geographical Indications. That is Kintamani coffee is the first obtain a certificate of IPR with Geographical Indications. Kintamani coffee even is many visitors at the Coffee Festival at The Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane London recently. In addition to coffee from Bali, it also exhibited other Indonesian coffees such as Gayo coffee from Aceh, Limtong of Sumatra, Sulawesi Toraja coffee, Java Preanger, Luwak coffee, coffee Flores of Bajawa, Baliem from Papua, and a number of industrial coffee Robusta and Arabica.

Kintamani Coffee

Harvest Kintamani Coffee

Another advantage of this type of Kintamani coffee is on the side of local history and cultural traditions that make this type of coffee plant has the quality of a high quality. Types of coffee are also known to have a reputation as the “origin coffee” or real coffee from Indonesia. The coffee commodity has succeeded in penetrating the Japanese market, France, and some other European countries. This is what makes us as people of Indonesia should be proud of the kind of high-value products from Bali.

Bali coffee types or commonly referred to as The Kintamani coffee is one of the known types of arabica coffee has a sweet taste and soft. Coffee has also been developed with the Subak Abian system that can help encourage the processing of this kind of coffee organically. This is the type of coffee is one of the unique types of coffee mainly from the area of Bali.

Arabica coffee Kintamani also has a taste that is not too astringent and not too bitter. One of the reasons why this coffee has a flavor that is because this Kintamani coffee farmer has a way and also a high concern about how picking during harvest. What are certain types Kintamani coffee has also been able to assist local farmers and the economy of the surrounding community.

Desa Agrowisata kopi

Agrowisata coffee Village

Types of coffee are seen almost has similarities with Javanese coffee. The difference is in terms of the type of coffee Kintamani who has more aroma than the Java coffee that has the aroma of spices. This type of coffee also has differences when compared with coffee Mandailaing (Sumatra) which further has a higher viscosity at lower power acid.

For us fans of coffee than we can try to consume this type of coffee Bali. With a delicious taste and sweet aroma make this kind of coffee has been recognized by the world community.

What’s interesting about this process is the development of the coffee plant is how local farmers have also been able to develop a well-known coffee plant is environmentally friendly. With a maintenance process that can take advantage of organic fertilizers have been obtained from cattle fattening results. Finally, with all its advantages, is not something surprising that Bali is so famous coffee.

Tradisional Roasting Coffee

Traditional Roasting Kintamani Coffee

In addition to the village of Kintamani, other areas of the coffee production center are Plaga Village, Badung regency, and Banyuatis, Buleleng. The resulting coffee is mainly arabica, which is considered to be of higher quality than robusta coffee.
One group of farmers who grow coffee are Subak Sukamaju, Landih village, Kintamani. This group consists of 150 farmers who grow coffee using intercropping with other crops, such as vegetables, cocoa, and citrus.

Because intercropping with orange, then the Kintamani coffee also has a special characteristic. The coffee tastes a little sour because it is mixed with the aroma of orange, as one of the natural wealth of Kintamani.

Subak role and developing and maintaining the authenticity of this Kintamani coffee is quite large. They are in addition set Subak cropping systems, also provide livelihoods to farmers to regulate the market price.
Not only the inherent Subak also customary rules which farmers have an agreement, that its members should be farmed organically. There should not be any member who uses chemicals. Fertilizers and pesticides are also organic. In addition to improving soil quality and increase production, also in order to meet the standards of organic products.

Other rules are the members of the coffee harvest is prohibited if not red. The goal is that the coffee quality remains excellent. If a member is breaking, then he will get a customary sanction. According to Gung Ari, one of the residents Bangli say, if up to three times the farmers violating customs regulations, then he will not be invited in Subak or even exclusion of indigenous (kasepekang).

The strictness of the customary rules as moral laws that have been passed down from generation to generation, so that no farmer who dared to break them. Even the results of arabica coffee harvest farmers in Kintamani district is also processed to produce good quality coffee exports and is able to penetrate foreign markets.

Kintamani Coffee

Kintamani Coffee

According to the Department of Trade of the Province of Bali, Bali coffee export trade volume for the year 2012 reached 17.8 tons with a value of 170 thousand dollars, the exchange earnings increased by 87 percent when compared to the same period in 2011, which is only 5.9 tons worth 80 thousand dollars US. This means that the price of the island better coffee in the world market.

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