It seems like most of the habitant of the world is separated into two big groups: one who drinks tea, and one who drinks coffee. With coffee shops filling every nooks and crannies these days, it sure is not a problem for you coffee lovers to have a cup of those dark and bitter liquid you love so much. There you go, now you got a hint of what group we belong to.
Personal preferences aside, we do understand why some people love coffee so much. The aroma you get when boiling water touches the grinded beans are, admittedly, heavenly. The taste itself, though, may not suit everybody; not without a hint of sugar, or some milk. Don’t get us start on the history. Great coffee always come with a story; that, we know. While you stay on this island, what kind of local coffee have you tried?
If you did not know, Indonesia is geographically and climatologically well-suited for coffee plantations, near the equator and with numerous interior mountainous regions on its main islands, creating well-suited microclimates for the growth and production of coffee. As one of the lands with the best soil in Indonesia, Bali produces some great coffee that we all know and love so much.
The highland region of Kintamani, between the volcanoes of Batukaru and Agung, is the main coffee-growing area on Bali. Many coffee farmers on Bali are members of a traditional farming system called Subak Abian, which is based on the Hindu philosophy of “Tri Hita Karana”. According to this philosophy, the three causes of happiness are good relations with God, other people and the environment.
This philosophy, specifically ‘happiness with the environment’ favors the production of organic coffee, or at least the use of organic fertilizers and the lack of use of agrochemicals. The Subak Abian system is ideally suited to the production of fair trade coffee production because the Subak organizes smallholders, which is often a requirement of fair trade certification.
From Kintamani we have the Kintamani Arabica and of course the most familiar one, Robusta. Generally, Balinese coffee is processed using the wet method. This results in a sweet, soft coffee with good consistency. Typical flavors include lemon and other citrus notes. If you have not tried them before, you definitely should. Better yet, try them while you sit in a cozy place surrounded (from afar) with great people and great food. Try them after you walk down and up that patch of natural Tegenungan Waterfall and feel the rich warmth of the drink wash down your tiredness. Have the ultimate Tegenungan Coffee experience.
Now, let’s get to know the place first. Tegenungan Waterfall locally known as Air Terjun Tegenungan is one the most popular and visited waterfall in Bali. It is located within a tropical jungle in the village of Kemenuh, Sukawati sub-distric, Gianyar regency, Bali, Indonesia. Tegenungan Waterfall offers a picturesque view in a hidden space of Bali. The blooming trees in the surroundings have successfully completed the beauty of this waterfall.
Especialy in the morning, the beauty of the verdant jungle will be at best as the sunlight shines peeping above. A great discharge of water falls down along a cliff full of damp plants. The nature water shower with the wide pond in the bottom. With the sunlight and good wheater the day before. The base of the pond can be seen clearly. Swimming or just dipping the feet are just some of the things to do.
As the waterfall hid in a paradisiacal jungle, the sound of nature will set visceral effect. In conjunction with the calming water sound, the sounds of birds chirp complete the solemn atmosphere. The fresh air also enhances the calmness of the place. Those two seem to get the visitors closer to nature as a place where human belongs to.
Tegenungan Waterfall Addreess: Jalan Ir. Sutami, Kemenuh, Sukawati, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 8058. Is roughly a 30 minute drive from Ubud and around an hour drive from Seminyak or Canggu. In addition, it is 36 km from Denpasar Ngurah Rai International Airport, and 39 km from Nusa Dua.
After the trip, hop in the car and drive on for a few kilos to find Warong Legong. You will thank us for this, we promise you. With a 5 stars rating from TripAdvisor, this restaurant is highly recommended from local and international travellers alike; each of them praising the quality of the food. We’re not here for the food, though, are we? No, we’re here for the coffee.
Have a cup of Balinese coffee to drink with the assorted Balinese desserts to clean your palette after a satisfying meal, that would be our official recommendation. It will be just the perfect way to end such a perfect day. Leave us some comments if you decided to give them a try and tell us what you think. Until then, have a great day to all of us. Stay safe, stay healthy.