In the Kintamani Highlands, around Mount Batur and Mount Bratan, water is treasured. In the 9th century, the Balinese built a complex irrigation and water management system in this region called Subak. It not only provides water to the plants, but also creates a complex ecosystem including terraces and temples.
Subaks are under the authority of the water temples’ priests who practice the Tri Hita Karana philosophy. Tri Hita Karana literally means “three reasons for prosperity”, a philosophy rooted in Hinduism.
The three main principles are: Harmony among People, Harmony with Nature and Environment, and Harmony with God. This philosophy promotes cooperation and compassion, nature conservation and respect for the environment. Many unique rituals pace the daily life of the community.
Following this philosophy, farmers manage their resources in Subak Abians, small cooperatives working around a central water system. Farmers share knowledge and resources, grow coffee organically and strive to align with the natural cycles of coffee production. 198 Smallholders stand behind the Uptiti Sari Subak Abian which produces our Karana Kintamaris.
Tasting Notes: Mango, chocolate, red apple and tropical fruits. Sweet and complex, with long lasting flavours
Roast Level: Medium
Varietal: S-275, USDA 762, Typica, Catimor
Altitude: 1300 - 1700 masl