Author: Catherine

Bali Beans / Articles posted by Catherine

If you have visited Bali Beans coffee plantation, you will notice that their coffee trees are growing haphazardly around the terrain, in amongst taller trees which provide them with shade. Although it would seem that this would only serve to make harvesting the beans more difficult, as Ayu explained to me, the benefits of growing coffee this way far outweigh any disadvantages. [gallery ids="13718,13716,13702"] Deforestation is one of the biggest environmental issues facing us today and trying to satisfy the demands for...

When Bali Beans decided to open their business right up in the mountains, on the border between Plaga and Kintamani, it seemed somewhat counter-intuitive. They are over an hour from the big coffee-drinking centres of Kuta, Canggu, Seminyak and Ubud, making distribution more complicated. However, when Ayu started talking to me about Direct Trade, and the importance of reducing the journey from bean to cup, I began to understand why it was so important to be in close proximity to...