DARK ROAST | Baker's Chocolate I Vanilla Bean
Our Bali Blue Moon is a fantastic full-bodied coffee from this hidden jewel island east of Java in Indonesia. It's our darkest roast and the favorite coffee for our customers looking for a roasty, velvety cup that lingers on the palate. Our dark roast highlights flavors of baker's chocolate, cedar & vanilla bean.
Bali Blue Moon is named after the bluish hue of the bean produced from the wet-hulling process called Giling Basah in the Indonesian language. This coffee comes from small family farms where each producer uses a few acres to cultivate coffee along with citrus trees in the volcanic soils of Mount Agung’s Kintamani highlands. They hand sort their harvested cherries before depulping and fermenting with their own micro-mills. The coffee is washed and laid out on patios to shed the excess water from the coffee parchment. Next the coffee takes a detour from the conventional path of processing in other origins, wherein, the coffee parchment is removed while the coffee still has a high moisture content. This "wet-hulling process" or Giling Basah leaves the coffee bean exposed while drying on patios to the ideal moisture content for export and gives the beans their distinct bluish color. Balinese producers continue to maintain a traditional rural lifestyle organized around a Subak Abian, which is a reference to the ecologically sustainable irrigation systems developed more than 1,000 years ago by Hindu priests who practice Tri Hita Karana (the three sources of prosperity).
Elevation: 1299 to 1699 meters
Milling Process: Wet Hulled
Drying Process: Patio and solar dried machine