Tri Hita Karana of Bali by The Roasterie Review |
  • The Roasterie

    Kansas City, Missouri
  • Tri Hita Karana of Bali

Roast: Light Review Date: February 2010
Origin: Central Bali, Indonesia Price: NA

Blind Assessment: A light roast encourages full expression of intense, sweet-fermented fruit notes. A lush brandyish cherry is complicated in aroma by a slight edge of herb - rosemary or mint - and a lemony cocoa in the cup. Delicately crisp acidity, silky mouthfeel, surprisingly rich, long, flavor-saturated finish.

Notes: The exotic and colorful island of Bali produces a small volume of coffee in the interior highlands. This particular Bali is a dry- or "natural-" processed coffee, meaning the beans were dried inside the fruit rather than after the fruit is removed, as is the case with the wet-processed or "washed" coffees. Tri Hita Hana translates as "The Three Causes of Happiness," an allusion to a traditional philosophy of spiritual, social and ecological harmony. The Roasterie is a leading, quality-oriented specialty roaster that specializes in building ongoing relationships with growers and emphasizes its commitment to "air roasting," a technology utilizing a column of hot air rather than the conventional turning drum to agitate the roasting beans. Visit or call 800-376-0245 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: An explosively complex, unapologetically sweet-fermented coffee in a light roast for lovers of this tricky coffee style.


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