Blue Bali is a rare and unique Arabica specialty coffee produced by smallholding farmers inhibiting fertile volcanic highland area at the heart of colorful paradise island of Bali. Bali coffee along with Java coffee has also been well known in the world market a long time ago. David mentioned Bali coffee as one of “coffee geography” from Indonesia similar to Mandheling, Toraja, Lintong, Gayo, etc.
Arabica coffee planting in Kintamani highland was destructed by the eruption of Gunung Agung (volcano of Agung) in 1963. This eruption caused the quantity of Arabica coffee from Kintamani drop significantly for almost 15 years. Government authority started to redevelop Arabica coffee in the end of 1970’s and early of 1980’s, mainly by granting coffee seedlings to the farmers. Recently growing area of Arabica coffee in Bali is estimated 7.500 ha.