Bali Kintamani Organic Natural Process
|Roaster Location:||Portland, Maine|
|Coffee Origin:||Kintamani, Bali, Indonesia|
|Est. Price:||$15.10/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||January 2012|
Blind Assessment: Soaringly sweet, complexly layered aroma and flavor: melon, apple, cedar, flowers, brandy. The splendid aromatics carry intact into the cup where they are either complicated or shadowed by a slight salty savory note and drying astringency. Not a balanced cup, but certainly a complex, memorable one.
Notes: Certified organically grown. 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. Bard Coffee is a coffeehouse and roasting company based in Portland, Maine particularly focused on distinctive single-origin coffees. Bard Coffee is co-owned by Bob Garver, founder of Wicked Joe Coffee Roasting and a frequent judge at barista competitions in the United States and internationally. Visit
Who Should Drink It: The explosive aromatics combined with the sweet-salt-savory structure may appeal to lovers of tequilas and some single malt whiskies.