Cantik Agriculture

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Wildcat7400
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia876 contributions
Oct 2019
Bali has been promoting its coffee plantations as one of its newest tourist attractions & most of these coffee plantations are located in Temen Village, the home for organic coffee.

However, our tour guide brought us to Cantik Agriculture Luwak Coffee which was located in Gianyar. A local lady guide from the establishment greeted us warmly. She asked us where we were from & we answered “Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.” Upon doing so, she changed her Balinese accent & adopted to one which was similar to Malaysian. She further explained that she had received many Malaysian tourists in the past & had learnt our local twang. Then, we walked through a narrow path & was shown a lone civet, sleeping in its cage & thereafter, a pair, sleeping as well. She explained that the civets are nocturnal creatures & they can’t really see in the day. It is known that civets are the producers of the world’s most expensive coffee named “Luwak Coffee.”

The civets are known to eat only the best coffee beans which will pass through their digestive system. The beans will be defecated, collected, washed, sun-dried & roasted. That is how Luwak Coffee is being made.

There are only 3 species of coffee planted in the plantation, Arabica, Robusta & Bali. The Arabica coffee leaves are smaller than Robusta’s. We were also shown cocoa & ginseng trees. Not long after, we came to a hut & saw coffee beans in their respective stage, from the defecated stage til the roasted stage. We also saw a woman roasting & grinding the coffee beans. We were invited to taste some cocoa & had found them sweet.

Next, the lady guide ushered us to an open-air sitting area. She had told us to choose a table while she prepares the 15 types of complimentary coffee & tea for us. We had the plantation view ahead of us. It was very peaceful & serene. On our table was a laminated placemat with descriptions & benefits of the various coffee & tea produced in the plantation. Not long after, our lady guide appeared with 15 small cups of coffee & tea which were laid on top of each description window. All of them tasted delicious as most were mixed with sugar. The Luwak Coffee was not part of the complimentary tray. Hence, my partner had requested for a cup at IDR50,000. The Luwak Coffee was strong in flavour, taste & smell in comparison to the others.

Next, we were invited to shop at their gift store for souvenirs. The coffee & tea powder were sold in various weight. The cheapest was sold at IDR60,000 enough for 3 cups which was pretty expensive! They come either with sugar or without sugar for the health conscious.

Since my partner & I enjoyed most of the coffee & tea, we ended buying quite a bit. I had also bought some body scrub & bath soaps as souvenirs.

This is one tour that I strongly urge not to miss. It’s an opportunity to taste all 15 types of coffee & tea which are beneficial to the body.
Written 16 March 2020
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Janhrrs
27 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
We called in here as part of a day out and it was amazing. I'm so glad we did visit it. We walked down the pathway through the various plants/jungle. Saw a couple of civets. Then came to an area where women were heating and grinding various coffee beans. Then shown to a table with amazing views over the plantation. On the table were lots of cups of different teas and coffees for us to taste. You really must try the Kopi Luwak even if the thought turns your stomach. It's actually rather nice. Then you can go and have a wonder round the shop on site. We got a bit carried away here and spent more than we intended but now we are home I'm so glad we did as we both love the teas.
Written 1 February 2020
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Vics M
1 contribution
Nov 2019
Nice way of doing business. They know how to inform guests/buyers about their products from the tree to the package. The guide knows his onion too well. Very informative. Very pleasant and cordial. But once you are presented or given the teas and coffees to sample, that's the point of the dilemma. But one thing for sure is that you are not forced to. But the fact they've spent their time and stuffs in your table, it's but natural or ethical to reciprocate. You can buy a little, if you want, just to compensate. But my friend thought of gifting it for the coming holidays. She spent hundred of dollars. A quarter kilo of the coffee and chocolate she bought for me cost 230,00 rupiah. That's around 17 USD. And it is not even pure. That has powdered sugar. Same thing with the lemongrass tea....kinda sweet already. Yup, the stuffs they sell, you have to think twice first. But, overall, the experience was all worth it. The staff were very courteous. Must be a way to compensate for the overall expenses of the farm--and not to judge them outright.
Written 28 January 2020
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Galos_Airo
Barcelos, Portugal401 contributions
Oct 2019
Traditional coffee & tea producers where you can tst the local flavours. Some you like, others you don't, but if you don't try it you will never know!
In the end you can buy, as souvenir or not the ones you enjoyed...
Written 12 November 2019
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Cathy H
Woodham Ferrers, UK171 contributions
Oct 2019
Visited here as part of a day tour. Enjoyed it very much. Charming host and a very enjoyable set of teas and coffees to taste. Didnt feel rushed or pushed into buying anything. We did buy some teas but have not tried them yet so can not comment on the quality
Written 5 October 2019
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rksidhu31
Doha, Qatar97 contributions
Sep 2019 • Couples

Was abit unsure as I am not a coffee drinker. However my husband is a keen coffee drinker. Was a great experience. Our tour guide was brilliant and very knowledgeable. She explained the whole process from start to finish. Also opporrunity to help out by grounding and siving the coffee which was pretty cool. Coffee tasting was amazing. 8 different coffee and 7 different teas. Tour guide sat with us and explained the process behind all 15. Also get the opportunity to try their specialist coffee, the cat-poo-chino. Gift shop reasonably priced. The coffee plantation experience as a whole is free though.

Written 17 September 2019
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David D
Devon, UK15,223 contributions
Sep 2019
Sunday 8th September and we visited here, it was one of the stops on our "Bali Great Introduction Tour" which we booked through the Tui Representative at our Hotel.

On arrival we were greeted and then whisked through a small garden area where we shown the 2 varieties of coffee beans growing. We were then quickly ushered through a few working demonstrations of the process.

Then we arrived at the main reason for the tour the tasting area, which overlooks the jungle, where we were given 14 varieties of teas and coffees to taste. The tea were made from many fruits and spices as tea is not produced in Bali.

Kopi Lewak is made here and we were informed it is the most expensive coffee in the world. A civet eats and digests the coffee beans, it is then excreted out on to the ground, from where it is collected, washed and the processed into coffee. This was not included in the free tasting, it had to be paid for.

Once the tasting was over it was like fast tracking to the shop where visitors where encouraged to make purchases. We did purchase small packets of Rosella, Tumeric and a Lemongrass teas, thought they were the nicest we tasted, but a bit pricey. A couple of times the sales assistant asked if we would prefer to purchased larger bags of tea

During the tour we were told that some cows are also kept here and their manure is used to fertilise the land, we were informed that everything was natural and organic. We did also see some covets in cages.
Written 12 September 2019
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misspricklepants85
16 contributions
Aug 2019 • Family
We visited whilst on holiday in Bali. Reading other reviews about this place i would agree that the products sold in the shop are not the same quality and yhe samples. And if anyone is naive enough to think that the animals are only caged for a few weeks or the lewak coffee is from wild animals, they must be mad. The animals live their lives out in small cages and are fed purely the fruit which produces the lewak coffee. This is not a varied diet for the animals and they have no natural surroundings. Please dont endorse this.
Written 27 August 2019
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Billie_Gin
Athens, Greece417 contributions
Aug 2019
You can see some Luwak in cages but the more population is on the trees and cannot see. You can also see the preparation of the Luwak coffee. They offer you 5 coffee and 5 tea for testing without pay. If you want to taste a cup of Luwak coffee you have to pay 50k indo ruppies for a cup. It is stronger coffee than the Balinese.
Written 21 August 2019
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Lisa Olson
Mesa, AZ6 contributions
May 2019 • Family
We thoroughly enjoyed our experience at Cantik Agriculture. The people there were informative and allowed us to observe their process of collecting and grinding the coffee beans. We saw a luwak for the first time and that was really neat. Of course we had to try the luwak coffee! I didn't know that coffee and tea varieties could be used to address different health challenges in the body. We bought a bunch of product in the gift shop and and now I want to order more online, as our supplies are running out. Drinking my morning coffee or tea from Bali helps me return to paradise in my mind and heart. I recommend this experience for those who are interested in experiencing Balinese culture.
Written 1 July 2019
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