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Kahwa has just released something special, the Bali Blue Moon Roast. This single origin roast is the first new coffee release for Kahwa in 2024. The roast itself is a full body, low acidity roast containing rich oak and cedar notes upfront, with a sweet finish of apple and orange at the end. You may also experience a chocolate aftertaste.
As far as brewing at home, the Kahwa R&D team spent a lot of time testing this caffeinated art and says while it will taste good any way you make it, they recommend it be brewed using the pour-over method or as a drip coffee to accentuate the delicious flavors. If you want to get an even more accurate brew, they recommend using 25 grams of coffee to 400 grams of water which will get you about a 12oz cup of coffee once brewed.
The history of coffee in Bali is an interesting story as well. In the 1970's and 1980's the Indonesian government began programs to help bring coffee production to life. They did this through distribution of coffee seedlings to local farmers throughout the island. The coffee tree varieties in the region include a high percentage of Bourbon and Typica, along with shade trees such as Erythrina, Albizia, tangerine and orange. (Source: Royal New York)
The Subak Abian is a traditional farming structure organization currently growing and processing coffee. The “SA” oversee both agricultural technology and religious activities. The promotion of improved coffee growing practices is expected to enhance not only agricultural technology but social and economic standing in Bali as well. (Source: Royal New York)