Nyoman was born into a family of rice farmers, but as the youngest amongst his 12 siblings, he was led by his thirst for adventure. At a young age, he had already set his eyes on helping the world to experience the best the land of Bali had to offer. He started traveling across Indonesia to source prime cows and worked under a Dutch businessman to export these cows to neighbouring countries.
One night 55 years ago, the Indonesian youngster stayed up late, watching over the cows waiting to be loaded onto a ship for Hong Kong. His boss, walked over and handed him a warm drink to help him to stay awake. That drink was Nyoman Sudana’s first ever cup of coffee and as he savoured its flavours, little did he imagine himself to one day become the founder of the world renowned Bali Beans Coffee.
Seeing how much Nyoman had enjoyed his first cup of coffee his boss began to regularly hand the Balinese youngster cups of the hot drink made out of the most exquisite beans he had collected from various parts of the world during his travels. Stirred by the intense taste, variations in flavours plus visits to various farms across Indonesia, Nyoman began to take a keen interest and it soon became clear he had found his great passion – Coffee!
With his newfound knowledge and understanding of the beans, Nyoman set himself a goal – to produce authentic, organic coffee in the rich soils of his Bali homeland and share it with others around the globe. However, his intense desire alone wasn’t enough to help him convince his parents to turn their family-owned rice fields in to coffee plantations; he needed the backing of love!