Besides being the most beautiful island in the world, Bali is also famous for its agrotourism. Agrotourism is where agriculture and tourism meet to provide you with an amazing educational experience. It could be a farm or a ranch, or in this case a coffee plantation, like the Kintamani coffee plantation. Yes, acres of plantations are now used as a tourist activity, where people can visit and learn more about coffee production.
So what are people doing when visiting these plantations? So many interesting activities, actually. For instance, you can learn about the rich history of Bali’s coffee culture, right from the source.
Next, you can explore the entire production process, and possibly participate in some of these activities. Learn how to pick, sort, process, dry, strip, and package coffee beans to get them ready for delivery. The best part of everything, you can sample and even buy some of their famous coffee beans.
Among so many plantations in Bali, Kintamani coffee plantation is one of the most popular because of its long history. The highlands of Kintamani were the first to grow coffee beans in Bali. In fact, the famous Bali Kintamani coffee is produced there.
But we aren’t going to discuss the Kintamani coffee plantation here, since there are other areas of Bali that also cultivate coffee beans. These regions have large plantations too that tourists can visit. We’ll cover some of them in this article and why these locations are great agrotourism spots.
This plantation is ideally located in Tegallalang, Gianyar, with an average temperature of 24 degrees and 700 meters in altitude.
What is unique about Bali Pulina is the beautiful scenery. Visitors can sip their favorite coffee while enjoying the vast green forest and stunning rice terrace.
2. Segara Windhu
This is the largest plantation in Tampaksiring, Gianyar. Here you can learn more about the production of Arabica, Robusta, and especially the famous Kopi Luwak. The price for coffee beans here is also less expensive than other stores.
3. Lumbung Sari House of Luwak Coffee
This plantation specializes in growing Kopi Luwak. Situated in Ubud, visitors can delve deeper into Kopi Luwak’s production. You’ll be able to see how the staff processes the beans from Luwak’s droppings.
But there’s more. You’ll get to try about 15 types of coffee on their tasting board. All of their favorites are also available for purchase.
4. Merta Harum Luwak Coffee
Also located in Ubud, Merta Harum’s convenient location is fairly easy to find. Almost the same with Lumbung Sari, visitors to this plantation will learn a lot about the production of Kopi Luwak. But they can also try other coffees and bring some home.
5. Wanagiri Plantation
Last but absolutely not the least is Wanagiri Plantation. As a matter of fact, it’s one of the most popular plantations in Bali. Located in the Buleleng Regency, tourists will have a complete understanding of coffee production, from green beans to packaging and delivery.
So, it’s amazing how much you can learn from visiting these plantations. Especially if you are in this industry, these agrotourism activities could be an enlightening experience.