Bali Coffee Environmentally Friendly

Two things I am passionate about and the environment being one, the other being coffee. Yeah, I am a coffee nut and quite happily slurp down fifteen mugs per day. When I first tasted Bali coffee I thought it was absolute crap and strong, and like most people who first try it, I ended up drinking the dregs in the bottom of the cup much to my disgust. Now, I can’t get enough of the beautiful coffee and I put that down to having tasted the coffees of the archipelago on my travels throughout the islands. I have to admit when I am in a café in Bali I tend to more often than not order Lampung coffee (very strong) or Arabica. However, back at the homestay it is always Bali coffee and drunk delightfully so.

I read this article today in the Antara News about Bali coffee and how it is environmentally friendly:

Bali Produces Environmentally friendly Coffee Beans

Bali is determined to produce environmentally friendly coffee beans to meet demands internationally.

“Our farmers have been told to use manure and natural pesticides in coffee plantations,” Head of the Bali plantation service Gede Ardhana said here on Saturday.

The coffee beans were meant for exports among other things to japan, France, and the United States, he said.

Bali has 31,831 hectares of coffee plantation areas, which consisted of coffea arabica (7,963 ha), and coffea robusca (23,878 ha).

In 2007, the plantations produced 15,647 tons of coffee beans, comprising 3,296 tons of arabica coffee beans and 12,351 tons of robusta coffee beans.

Bali earned US$78,704 from coffee exports at a volume of 7.8 tons last year, or an increase of 54 percent from US$50,838 and 5.6 tons in 2006.

Now, if you want to try an extra special coffee then try Kopi Luwak. Delightful taste and flavour but you don’t want to know where it came from.

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