Blue Bali Batur
When I say Bali your mind probably automatically starts dreaming about white, sandy beaches, crystal clear blue-green water, and luscious greenery at every glance. When I say coffee you probably don't even consider associating it with Bali. But, you can!
The island of Bali is just one of the numerous Indonesian islands. Its landscape is vast with active volcanoes, stretches of beach, colorful coral reefs, and seemingly perfect temperatures making it the idyllic vacation spot. The Southern portion of the island boasts the brilliant white sand imagined above while the Northern portion of the island claims black sand, also known as volcano sand.
For the past several years, Balinese coffee has been unattainable in the United States, with most of the coffee crops being exported to Japan. After much anticipation, this exotic coffee is available in the U.S.; and O'Henry's has, for a limited time only, a portion of this Balinese crop.
The coffee is grown in the highland area of Kintamani by local Balinese coffee farmers. The farmers are typically members of Subak Abian. Subak Abian is a traditional farming system based on a philosophy stemming from their Hindu religion. The philosophy is "Tri Hita Karana" meaning the three main causes of happiness are good relations with God, other people, and the environment.
Blue Bali Batur is lightly roasted, has a clean taste, great body, and a slight earthiness in the finish. It is a wet-process coffee, as most Indonesian coffees are. The lighter roast we employ maintains the natural balance between the crisp acidity and silky body indigenous to Indonesian island coffees. The caramelized sugars remain sweet, not pungent or smoky. Earthy, rounded, and enticingly aromatic. A Polynesian jewel in the cup.
Blue Bali Batur will be available mid-April at all O'Henry's as well as on the website.
Population: Approx. 3 million
Language: Indonesian, Balinese
Fact: Most Indonesian islands are predominately Islamic, but Bali is predominately Hindu.