Blog

Bali Beans / Blog

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...

There’s not much I won’t do for a cup of coffee, but when I looked at the map of northern Bali to find the location of the Bali Beans Roastery, I saw Plaga nestled close to Bedugul; it’s nothing, about the width of a finger on the map. So I thought that it would be a great side-trip whilst staying up in Bedugul – also in the north. Google maps had other ideas though –                   “Over one hour??!! But it’s just there!” I...

Minggu lalu seorang kawan mengajak untuk berkunjung ke kebun kopi di daerah Plaga. Gimmick di ajakannya: “Perkebunan kopi ini lebih dulu ada sebelum [perkebunan kopi] di Kintamani.” Mendengar pernyataan itu tanpa pikir panjang saya sanggupi ajakannya. Daerah Plaga menjadi terkenal karena namanya menjadi brand wine lokal. Namun, dalam perjalanan menuju tempat di perbatasan Kabupaten Badung dan Buleleng ini saya sama sekali tidak menemukan perkebunan anggur. Jalan ke Plaga biasa jadi rute alternatif menuju Danau Batur atau Danau Bedugul karena posisinya yang berada di tengah-tengah. Perjalanan melewati destinasi...

Bali ist eine Kaffee-Insel! Glaubt ihr nicht? Ist aber so! Ich meine damit nicht nur die Cafés und Coffee Shops, die es gerade in den Touristenzentren an jeder Ecke gibt – ja, auch Starbucks hat es bis hierher geschafft… Auf Bali wird sogar Kaffee geröstet und angebaut. Die Kintamani-Region im Nordosten der Insel bietet dafür die perfekten klimatischen Bedingungen. Es hat allerdings knapp 3 Wochen gebraucht, bis ich einer der dort ansässigen Kaffeefarmen einen Besuch abgestattet habe. Warum das so lange...