One of the things that Christine and I have taken pride in is that, being from Seattle, we know our coffee. You can say we’re kinda coffee snobs. We know what coffee to order and how to order it. We know what we like and how we like it. Sure, the coffee culture didn’t start in Seattle, but Seattle sure helped it out a bit and put it’s own footnote in the history of coffee culture and cuture. Until now our thoughts were that we had tried every variety of coffee available in every form of presentation, and from every coffee growing region known.
Well, this just goes to show that when you think you’ve seen and tried it all . . . .
While on the island of Bali in Indonesia, we found ourselves face to face – or should I say mouth to cup – with a coffee that was until then, unkown to us. On this particular afternoon while mountain biking through central Bali from Lake Batur near the town of Kayuanbua, we were seated at an outdoor table at a coffee plantation overlooking the lush, green fertile valley stretching out before us and below us. The local Balanise coffee is known as Kopi Bali coffee, and today we were going to try a new style of Kopi Bali coffee . . . Kopi Luwak.