We have a really fun coffee for our 'Roast of the Month.' Balinese Blue Krishna is a perfect example of the surprising and unique coffees that are tucked away in little corners of the Coffee Belt between the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn.
The classic Indonesian profile -earthy, fruity, chocolaty, - is certainly present, but this dear little bean has its own taste twist: the chocolaty goes to milk chocolate and the fruity goes to floral, producing a delicate but full bodied cup. Many farmers in Bali cultivate tangerine and orange trees in the same fields, creating biodiverse shade covers and an opportunity to imagine our two favorite breakfast beverages growing side by side!
Bali's Subak Abian is a traditional Hindu farming structure based on "Tri Hita Karana," the "Three Causes of Happiness." They are: good relations with God, with other people, and with the environment. So small family farms work cooperatively to create a world class, sustainable product, and they do it because that is their responsibility. Sounds like an approach we could all learn from. As far as I'm concerned, there is nothing troubling about the notion of spiritually cultivated coffee. The best cook I ever knew told me his secret ingredient was love. We'll have it in the cafe and on the shelf - hope you can stop by soon. Hari Bol!