Bali Blue Krishna Organic RFA
Fresh 2020 crop, just landed!
Flavor notes: Raisin, Peat, Dark Chocolate, Full-bodied
(Seriously, match this one up with some chocolate cake for a great pairing.)
- Origin: Kintamani Highlands, Bali
- Region: Indonesia
- Farm: Coffee Producers organized through Subak Abian (SA) a traditional structure of farmer organization in upland Bali
- Variety: Bourbon, ( S795 and USDA 762) Typica, Catimor
- Altitude: 1200 to 1600 meters
- Process: Hand-picked, wet-hulled, two-step sun-dried on raised beds
- Growing Season: October - May
- Harvest/Shipping: Harvesting begins in May, final shipments Nov/Dec.
- Certifications: Organic, Rainforest Alliance
GORGEOUS deep green beans. ...OK... imagine just the cookie part of an oreo. This coffee is a bit similar to that flavor at a City (+) roast. DO be careful not to over brew this one as it can have a stick to your ribs quality- so mind the grind and don't over extract.
Sweet- Molasses, dark chocolate. Not recommended at a very light roast. When well roasted this would be an EXCELLENT choice to have black with a BIG slab of chocolate cake for complimentary transcendental bliss. All that and virtually no chaff. Great for you Behmor users, but watch the roast on the Freshroasts, it might take a little longer to get it where you want it.
For you espresso fans, this coffee would add body and texture to your blends. As a single origin shot, it's got a nice, syrupy body with a touch of dried fig sweetness. Bali Blue Moon Krishna is Certified Organic. Also, Rainforest Alliance (RFA) is produced by small-holder farmers inhabiting the fertile volcanic highland areas in the heart of the Indonesian island of Bali. Why have you rarely heard of Balinese coffee? Arabica plantings in the Kintamani highlands had been mostly destroyed by the eruption of Gunung Agung in 1963. The result was poor quantity and quality of Arabica coffee from Kintamani for almost 15 years. In the 1970’s and 1980’s, the Balinese government began a program to supply coffee seedlings to local farmers and now the growing area in Bali is estimated at 7,500 hectares.
Why have you rarely heard of Balinese coffee? Arabica plantings in the Kintamani highlands had been mostly destroyed by the eruption of Gunung Agung in 1963. The result was poor quantity and quality of Arabica coffee from Kintamani for almost 15 years. In the 1970’s and 1980’s, the Balinese government began a program to supply coffee seedlings to local farmers and now the growing area in Bali is estimated at 7,500 hectares.
Pesticides are never used on coffee farms in Bali, and all the fertilizers are 100% organic. In addition to organic farming methods, the farmers also use shade trees such as Erythrina, Albizia, Tangerine, and Orange, which have been found to improve both the yield and cup quality. Pre-eruption, the farming would have been a monoculture of coffee only. Most of today's Balinese farmers grow S795 and USDA 762 varieties recommended by the Government. These two varieties belong to the Typical family, although Catimor is also grown on a small scale. The typical altitude of farms is around 1200 meters, though many farms go up to 1600 meters.
In Bali, under normal conditions, the harvesting period begins in May or early June. Coffee farmers in Kintamani are strongly organized through Subak Abian, a traditional structure of farmer organization in the upland areas of Bali. SA plays an important role both in agricultural activities as well as religious ones. SA is founded on the Hindu philosophy of “Tri Hita Karana” meaning the three causes of happiness. The philosophy is all about the relation of the individual to God, relationship to others, and relationship to the environment.
The 2020 crop will be arriving August - September.
With COVID-19 many farms are under staffed, meaning harvests may be smaller and take longer. We are also experiencing much longer shipping/processing times from country of origin, as well as once it reaches the USA.