Wild Coffee Luwak
Since 1985, when the founders of Bali Beans, the Sudana family, started collecting faeces of the civet cat (Luwak) from their plantations, it wasn’t to earn a profit as these special beans were revered as presents. They washed, hand-processed and roasted these coffee beans, only so guests could enjoy Kopi Luwak at traditional Balinese gatherings and weddings. To a young Ayu Sudana, the Managing Partner of Bali Beans, it was all an adventure with her early morning hikes through the family plantations spent looking under trees for fresh Luwak scats and collecting them in exchange for pocket money from her parents.
Today, Kopi Luwak has earned its bad reputation due to a few farmers who have been engaged in the cruel practice of using captive Luwaks for coffee production. At Bali Beans, we still wake up in the mornings, bright and early looking for wild luwak droppings under the trees. We hand collect them while they are still fresh, much like how young Ayu Sudana did, and we process them in small batches – this is the story of our premium Coffee Luwak.
By keeping the Luwaks genuinely wild and cage-free as they roam our plantations, we contribute to a sustainable livelihood for our farmers. In line with our organic culture, we are able to provide smallholders with a superior product, that helps conserve our traditional treasure, the natural forest habitat of the Kintamani region and whilst still being able to provide you with premium wild Coffee Luwak.
We have coffee Luwak available! Write to us and we will confirm the price and available quantity!
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