Single Origin Espresso {Balinese 'Kintamani'}

Single Origin Espresso {Balinese 'Kintamani'}

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Kintamani is in the highlands of volcanic Bali, in the mountainous area at the top of the island. Here, coffee farmers have formed Subak Abians, groups much like cooperatives but with a religious slant. The Subak Abians follow the basic guiding principle of "Tri Hita Karana" (Three Happy Causes) -- which stresses harmony among people, with nature and the environment, and with God. In order to reach a larger coffee market, producers in this area decided to process their coffees using the wet-hulled process in order to emphasize more Sumatran qualities and highlight the Indonesian style. In the wet-hulled process, beans are depulped, dried for a short time, at which point the wet parchment coffee is usually sold to a middle-man, then it is hulled when the moisture content is about 30-40% (which varies from the wet process, which waits until the beans are dried to 11%), and finally the bean is dried in the sun. The process not only exemplifies the Indonesian character of the coffee, but also allows producers to get their product out faster, thus profiting faster, and they end up doing less work. The Balinese 'Kintamani' has a syrupy earthiness and exciting spice quality while still balanced with sweetness. We've never had a Balinese espresso before, and we're thrilled to be able to offer this unique coffee this year.

Aroma: Honey, cinnamon
Flavor: Cedar, raspberry, rhubarb
Body: Syrupy, dense
Finish: Orange zest, clove
Region: Kintamani highlands
Varieties: Typica, bourbon, catimor
Altitude: 1300 - 1700 meters above sea level
Producer: Subak Abian Cooperative
Process: Wet-hulled, then sun-dried
Certification: Organic

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