We look forward to this rare Balinese roast every winter season. With notes of luscious raspberry, honeyed body, and tangy grapefruit finish, it’s as sparkly as a string of holiday lights and just as enchanting. Dare we call it... a jolly Bali?
From a collection of family farms in the volcanic highlands of Bali, this coffee comes to us through the traditional Subak Abian structure of agricultural organization in upland Bali. To address water scarcity, the farmers began naturally-processing their coffee in 2009 and the result was nothing short of spectacular. This coffee boasts more fruity, sweet notes than most coffees we’ve tasted and we celebrate its return every year. Flavors of raspberry and chocolate are complemented by the smoothness of macadamia nut.
"If you love naturals, you're bound to love this Bali. It packs all of the buttery, creamy, fruity goodness that you'd expect from a Bali natural. Raspberry and chocolate stick out with very light grapefruit acidity. The cup is very 'juicy', very bright and fruity to the tastebuds. " (4 out of 5)
"Best flavored coffee I ever had! I was so impressed with how much flavor came through in a single sip " (5 out of 5)
"I first tried this cold, after circumstances caused me to skip morning coffee, and it tasted very much like cocoa to me. I love this stuff." (5 out of 5)
"A little light for our preference but a nicely flavored medium - dark roast " (4 out of 5)
"This was the first coffee I tried in the World Coffee Tour Box - it was delicious! I would highly recommend it to anyone wishing to enjoy a unique coffee experience." (5 out of 5)
"The first thing I noticed about the beans was their very nutty, chocolatey aroma - almost like chocolate covered espresso beans. Once brewed (using a Chemex), you definitely notice the fruity taste and aromas, as others have said. Not for everyone, but definitely unique" (4 out of 5)
"Strong fruit flavor seems a little odd for an Indonesian coffee, but this one has a ton of fruit. The nut flavor is definitely muted to me. A fun sampler that I wouldn't mind trying again sometime. V60 brewed." (3 out of 5)
"The first one I tried from my Bean Box. Loved the grapefruit taste!" (4 out of 5)
"I have to start by saying the I'm a huge fan of naturals. That said, I was really excited to try one from SCW - one of my all time favorite roasters - and I was not disappointed! A lovely, well balanced natural that is rather lively and easy to drink day after day." (5 out of 5)
"This brew is nice and fruity but a little light if you prefer a darker roast. " (4 out of 5)
"This was too light for my taste - the notes of citrus fruit didn't compliment the flavor in my opinion. " (3 out of 5)
"This coffee was so fruity! I loved it, maybe not an everyday coffee but a great sampler in my subscription box!" (4 out of 5)
"one of my favorites so far. easy to taste the fruits, especially in the after taste. easy to drink. would be nice in the summer. " (4 out of 5)
"This is an excellent light roast. I could drink this every day. The fruit tastes are subtle and smooth." (5 out of 5)