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Friday, July 02, 2010

BAS Coffee Farm at Bali, Indonesia

BAS (Buana Amertha Sari) Coffee Farm (S8 22.237 E115 20.415) is located at Jalan Tirta of Bali Island.
It was raining while we were in the farm, too bad I can't snap some surrounding photos...

The purpose we visited the farm was because of the Famous Luwak Coffee or Civet Coffee.  
"The coffee is produced mainly on the islands of Sumatra, Java, Bali and Sulawesi  in the Indonesian Archipelago, and also in the Philippines  (where the product is called motit coffee in the Cordillera and kape alamid in Tagalog areas) and also in East Timor (where it is called kafé-laku). Weasel coffee is a loose English translation of its name cà phê Chồn in Vietnam, where popular, chemically simulated versions are also produced." Source from Wiki.
Again, the cafe area are built on the hill, scenic view and good area to enjoy your coffee.

There are plenty of small hut like this, all are built on the hill side...

Nice view from the cafe

We ordered 2 pots of Luwak Coffee (Civet Coffee) and they provided 5 different type of drinks for Free! They were : Bali Coffee, Ginseng Coffee, Hot cocoa, Ginger Tea and Lemon Grass Tea.

Luwak Coffee. It was about 2 cups for 1 pot rp30,000.00 - (MYR10.80/USD3.20)

The 5 Free drinks provided by the cafe

The Luwak coffee had a nice aroma, same as the other drinks. But I prefer the Luwak Coffee.
It was kind of relax while having our coffee here. The weather was cooling because it situated at about 813 meter above sea level (reading from the GPS). And we were surrounded by coffee trees...you can see it everywhere...

I believe these were the Bali Coffee trees

What is Luwak Coffee (Civet Coffee)??
" Kopi luwak (Indonesian [ˈkopi ˈlu.ak]), or civet coffee, is coffee  made from the beans of coffee berries which have been eaten by the Asian Palm Civet (Paradoxurus hermaphroditus) and other related civets, then passed through its digestive tract.[1]  A civet eats the berries for their fleshy pulp. In its stomach, proteolytic enzymes seep into the beans, making shorter peptides  and more free amino acids. Passing through a civet's intestines the beans are then defecated, having kept their shape. After gathering, thorough washing, sun drying, light roasting and brewing, these beans yield an aromatic coffee with much less bitterness, widely noted as the most expensive coffee in the world." Source from Wiki.

The photo of the Civet (Luwak)

No wonder! One of our group member Dare NOT touch it at all! Haha! But for me, I don't care and honestly I like the nice aroma of the coffee!

The Damage : rp60,000

Beside the Cafe area, there was the Souvenir Center. And I did bought some coffee back...

Bali 5 days 4 nights trip :-
* My Bali Trip on June 2010 (D1)
* Harris Resort at Kuta, Bali (D1)
* Made's Warung at Kuta Beach Road (Jalan Pantai Kuta), Kuta - Bali (D1)
* Babi Guling (Suckling pig) of Warung Ibu Oka at Ubud town, Bali (D2)
* Palace opposite Warung Ibu Oka at Ubud, Bali (D2)
* Tegallalang Rice Terrace at North Ubud Town, Bali (D2)
* Kintamani and Mount Batur at North Bali, Indonesia (D2) 
* Fruit Stall around Kintamani area, Bali (D2)
* TJ's Mexican Bar and Restaurant at Kuta, Bali (D2)
* The Kuta Beach of Bali, Indonesia (D3)
* Pura Taman Ayun (Temple) at Mengwi, Bali - Indonesia (D3) 
* Strawberry Park at Candikuning beside Beratan Lake - Bali, Indonesia (D3) 
* Pura Ulun Danau (Temple) at Bratan Lake, Bali (D3) 
* Pacung Indah Hotel And Restaurant at Bali (D3) 
* One of the Famous Balinese Seven Sea Temples - Tanah Lot Temple of Bali (D3) 
* Bebek Bengil - The Dirty Duck Diner at Ubud, Bali (D3) 
* The Legian Street (Jalan) at Kuta, Bali (D3) 
* Bali Collection at Nusa Dua, Bali (D4) 
* Garuda Wisnu Kencana at Bukit Peninsula of Bali, Indonesia (D4) 
* Pura Luhur Uluwatu (Temple) at South Bali, Indonesia (D4) 
* Lia Cafe Seafood Restaurant at Jimbaran Bay, Bali (D4) 
*  Our Bali Humble Driver - Mr Agoes (D4)
*  Farewell Bali Island! (D5)

Location map of BAS Coffee Farm at Bali, Indonesia

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