The eruption of the Gunung Agung volcano on Bali in 1963 caused a delay in the progress of modern-day coffee cultivation on the island. In response to this situation, the government enacted programs in the 1970’s and 1980’s to help rejuvenate coffee production including a widespread distribution of coffee seedlings to local farmers. Today, the coffee growing area in Bali is at an estimated 7,500 hectares. The Kintamani highlands, where most of the island's coffee is grown, sits atop a large volcanic plateau between 1300-1700 meters above sea level. Coffee tree varieties there include a high percentage of Bourbon and Typica, along with shade trees such as Erythrina, Albizia, Tangerine and Orange. Also commonly found on the island is the concept of Subak Abian, a traditional farming structure organization in Bali that is similar to a farmer cooperative. There are 13 different Subak Abians currently growing and processing coffee on the island. The “SA” oversee both agricultural technology and religious activities. The promotion of improved coffee growing practices enhances not only agricultural technology but also social and economic standing in Bali. What really makes this origin stand-out among others is the ubiquitous practice of integrated farming on the island -- most farmers have cows and goats to maintain a steady supply of natural fertilizer for the coffee. This particular natural-process lot that we are showcasing was collected from the Kintamani and Bangli growing regions, areas that provide the cool highland conditions ideal for growing specialty coffee.
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