To experience the coffee farms and learn how the most expensive coffee in the world, you’ve to visit the coffee plantations in Bali. Made suggested that we go and brought us to Bali Pulina.
Bali Pulina is like a large plantation farm, featuring not just coffee but other agricultural produce. We were greeted by one of the staff at the entrance, who gave us an introduction to the farm.
We were led to the Luwak station. It’s where the cages of the Luwak were, the “producers” of the most expensive coffee in the world, the Luwak coffee. On the ground outside the cages, were berries which we can use to feed the Luwak (just throw it inside the case and the Luwak will catch it).
These berries that we’re throwing get eaten and digested by the Luwak and when it poops… the berries sort of becomes the most coveted coffee bean which, I reiterate, makes the most expensive coffee in the world!
I wish the Luwak will get bigger and better cages in the future, though, they should be given special privileges lol.
He then brought us to the spice station, where coffee and spices were displayed. At the station, however, they had props to show how the coffee is prepared and roasted. Not just props, but actual people roasting the coffee, on the spot, too.
On the way to the coffee-tasting station, we walked among the lush greens of Bali Pulina. They’re mostly labeled, so we’d know what plants they were. It’s not limited to coffee but also other fruits and spices, like cinnamon and passion fruit. If you’re ignorant about it like me, you’ll also be like “Ooh, macam ni rupa pokok cinnamon sebenarnya!”
The drinks station were displaying so many different types of coffee, tea and cocoa that Bali Pulina produces. We were given the opportunity to check out each of the powders inside the jar before ordering our drinks.
So both of us ordered a drink each (can’t remember what we ordered) and took our seats. What we didn’t expect was… not only were we served the drinks we ordered, we were also served the other stuff on the menu, complimentary! No wonder there were every other drink on each table at the dining area 😆
The place was packed to the brim, but whenever there was a better spot, we changed seats. This happened 3 times, but the staff didn’t seem to mind and assisted us ever time we changed our seats.
So we kept on changing seats.
Until we got…
… the best seats
The thing that makes Bali Pulina so grand apart from its properly designed coffee plantation farm and cafe is the million dollar view of this valley. It was so so so breathtaking that it was even better than the rice terrace we visited earlier.
So we tasted all our coffee (some were the bomb — I couldn’t properly appreciate the stronger kinds of coffee, but I loved the ginseng coffee!) and snacks (Reza ordered pisang goreng) while enjoying the amazing landscape and the surrounding of the farm.
There were also spacious spots for viewing the lush valley, so we got to view the valley from different angles after finishing our drinks.
I’ve never been to the other coffee plantations so I wasn’t sure whether this was the standard, but after I got home I checked out the reviews and learned that Bali Pulina is one of the better ones in Bali.
So if you’re planning to visit a coffee plantation to taste coffee, guys, head to Bali Pulina because you’ll get to experience different kinds of coffee with the view of the beautiful valley.
Read about Bali Pulina on TripAdvisor.