Bali Natural Kintamani Organic
|Roaster Location:||Portland, Maine|
|Coffee Origin:||Bali, Indonesia.|
|Review Date:||February 2010|
Blind Assessment: Intense fermented fruit reads as sweetly pungent herb, aromatic wood, and a raisiny dark chocolate or carob. Muted acidity, syrupy mouthfeel. The unorthodox flavors carry deeply into a long, rich 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. Bard Coffee is a coffeehouse based in Portland, Maine that is co-owned by roaster Bob Garver of roaster Wicked Joe. Visit
Who Should Drink It: Lovers of complexly rough yet sweet-toned beverages; coffee lovers interested in variations on the fruity dry-processed coffees of Ethiopia.
This review originally appeared in the February, 2010 tasting report: Coffees of Sulawesi, Bali, Java, Flores, East Timor