It’s been exactly 1 year since we featured a limited edition from the Kalimantan region of Bali, which is why we’re super excited to pay tribute to her farmers once again.
Mynah Madu is a beautiful honey process coffee that is produced using a method in which the fresh coffee cherries are de-pulped, but allowed to dry without washing. Some of the fruit is still there, but not nearly as much as in the natural process. Most of the cherry is gone, but the remaining golden, sticky mucilage is reminiscent of honey, which is where the process gets it name. During the honey process, as the coffee is drying, the sticky coating (mucilage) on the outside of the beans oxidizes and darkens in color.
The name Kintamani became synonymous with Bali’s coffee production and since 2008 the coffee produced here is placed under geographical indication (GI) protection being the first of its kind in Indonesia. Kintamani is a highland area in the north of East Bali. The coffee is named Mynah Madu after Bali Mynah bird, a highly endangered bird, and madu to remind us of the sweetness of bee honey we find evident in the taste notes.