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Coffee from Bali, Indonesia, was previously sold only to the Japanese market. With the changes in the world economy, Balinese coffee was first exported to the United States. Depending on the extent of its sales, people are still not sure how the islands with very limited coffee growing areas produce so much coffee. In other words, it does not all come from Bali. In addition, there are few coffees grown at relatively high altitudes, while coffee grown below 1250 meters is less than ideal.

But sometimes, Balinese coffee is carefully prepared and has a good taste. They are similarly wet-washed (wet-processed) to coffee from Java, East Timor and Papua New Guinea. The taste of the coffee has a hint of the earthy taste of Indonesian island coffee, but it is only reflected in the aftertaste. It has a classic, clean taste and a mild alcohol.

Some background information: From the history of the island, the colonial period of Bali appeared later. The Dutch occupied Bali in the 1950s. A more important historical event in the history of Bali was in 1900, when Dutch troops landed on Sanur Beach. Then the Dutch completely occupied Bali, and some prominent aristocratic families fled or committed suicide. During World War II, Japan occupied Bali between 1939 and 1945. Since then, it has become a province of Indonesia, but it maintains a unique Balinese culture. For example, the main religion in most parts of Indonesia is Islam, while in Bali it is Hindu.

Geographically, there are many volcanoes in the center of Bali. The most active of these is the Gunung Agung volcano, which caused a large number of casualties during the eruption in 1963 and caused great damage to the eastern region. The island is surrounded by coral reefs with white sandy beaches in the south and black (from volcanic) sands in the eastern and northern beaches. The population of Bali is around three million. The main form of agriculture is wet rice cultivation, but there are also large fruit plantations, corn fields and coffee plantations in eastern Bali.

Most of the population is still farmers, but tourism and related businesses (such as the manufacture and sale of souvenirs) are becoming more and more important. What you need to know is that most of the Balinese people’s economic conditions and living standards are quite moderate. According to Indonesian standards, many people’s lives can even be said to be very poor.