Want to explore more about the real Bali? Here are some of our favourite hidden gems to add to your list of must-see spots while you’re here. Take a few extra days after BATIC event and walk Bali like a local.
Bali has several coffee plantations that make the popular and expensive Kopi Luwak, some of which are produced in the Ubud region of the famous and expensive Kopi Luwak coffee. Kopi Luwak is made from the droppings of the Asian palm civet. Called a baby cat, the animal eats and digests coffee beans.
While Kopi Luwak is a method of processing rather than a variety of coffee, it has been named one of the world's most expensive coffees, with retail prices as high as $700 per kilo! Kopi Luwak coffee is produced exclusively by Indonesia, Philippines, and East Timor. The small furry chaps are consuming the red coffee seeds, digesting the fruit and usually moving the indigestible beans. During the process, digestive enzymes enter the beans and do something to make the resultant coffee less acidic with peptides and amino acids. Wash, rinse and brew the civet poop beans as usual.
Are you a coffee lover and would you like to try making the world's most expensive Luwak coffee, while visiting Bali?
We have some suggested coffee plantations where you can go to Bali for a Luwak coffee trip :
1. Bali Pulina
Address: Jl. Br. Pujung Kelod, Tegalalang, Ubud
This place is open to the public to sell their coffee products to local coffee farmers. Here you can see the conventional process of making coffee from Luwak, including a tour of its large coffee plantation. Don’t miss the coffee testing of your personal choice of coffee provided here while enjoying the beautiful view of the village.
2. Teba Sari Agrotourism
Address: Br. Kelingkung, Lodtunduh, Gianyar
Experience every stage of the development of Luwak coffee in Teba Sari Agrotourism from how Asian palm civet consumes, digests, and extracts beans. You can also go on a small tour in their coffee garden while observing the daily activities of the locals. Don't forget to try the nearby Luwak coffee and other coffee varieties, Bali chocolate and rice wine.
3. Alam Sari Agrotourism
Address: Banjar Kebon Singapadu, Gianyar
Visit the agrotourism of Alam Sari and take a nice walk at its big coffee grove. So many varieties of coffee plants can be seen and the fascinating process of making them into a coffee drink. For example, the production of Luwak coffee is included here. There is a great atmosphere with really fresh air, not to mention the location. In addition to the tour experience, visitors are also welcome to take part in other events, such as making traditional crafts led by the locals.