Bali Organic Blue Moon

SKU BALIBEANS

Starting at $7.75 / lb
As low as $6.50 / lb

Bali Blue Moon has been a well-known "secret" among home roasters. It is a coffee growing region that has been heavily regulated by government, which may seem like a bad thing, but it means that both the quality of the stock used, the handling, and processing are excellent. So what does all this give you?

A coffee that is smooth and somewhat syrupy in the mouth. It has an anise flavor which adds spice to the dark chocolate and vanilla bean flavors. It is a tad sweet and very complex. All of this mean that it has gone beyond previous comparisons with Kona. It has a wonderful sensation that may vary a little with different roasts to include citrus notes, since these trees are often shaded with orange and tangerine trees.

Try before you stock up with a 1/2 pound sample!

Coffee Bean Matrix Attributes

  • CountryIndonesia
  • Organic CertificationYes
  • Fair Trade CertifiedNo
  • Rainforest Alliance CertifiedNo
  • ProcessWet Hulled
  • DecaffeinatedNo
  • Altitude (meters)1,500
  • Brightness:4
  • Body:5
  • Aroma:3
  • Complexity:5
  • Balance:4
  • Sweetness:6
  • Spicy:medium bean
  • Chocolaty:heavy bean
  • Nutty:-
  • Buttery:-
  • Fruity:light bean
  • Flowery:light bean
  • Winey:-
  • Earthy:-
  • RegionBali North
  • VarietyBlue Bourbon
  • HarvestApril - June
  • DryingPatio dried

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by on October 21, 2018

Definitely needs to be medium-dark to dark roasted to get the full flavor. Filling the hopper to about 3/4 capacity and roasting 5 minutes made a huge difference in the fullness and richness of the flavor. Frequent (but not constant) popping and a tiny bit of very light smoking got the potential out of this one. LIght to medium there was just no flavor at all.

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by on August 16, 2009

I didn't believe the reviews, but figured I'd give the Bali a try. WOW! I bought 2 pounds a couple of weeks ago, but I really like this coffee, so I bought 5 more pounds today. I like it just past the 2nd crack and with two days of rest. Oh, and it's fantastic when mixed 3:1 with Ferdelance Espresso Blend. WOW again.

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by on September 4, 2019

I was skeptical to try this one but this coffee is 5 star all the way! I roast it dark, about 2-3 minutes after second crack and it is superb! A darker roast on this one will give you a fruit-forward juicy cup of coffee coupled with the depth and body of a good dark roast. The best of both worlds here! So glad CBC offers this one.

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by on September 25, 2018

Probably my favorite bean overall, I prefer it over Konas. I discovered it with the 2017 batch, and 2018 is just as good. I like it just at the start of second crack, not too tangy, slightly chocolaty, flavorful, and smoooooth. Its easy to roast, not a lot of chaff so good with the finicky roasters. And you know that wonderful smell the beans make before the first crack, this one will have your mouth watering its so good.

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by on January 30, 2015

It has changed quite a bit since the last time I ordered it. It tastes kind of like a weak tea.

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by on November 8, 2019

Wow...just wow! We normally aren't fans of indonesian coffees but, this blew us away!

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by on November 5, 2019

When you hit that sweet spot right around french roast this is some of the best coffee. It's at the top of my list!

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by on August 22, 2019

tried medium roast, .. next roast session will try some dark to bring out the Tiger! :)

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by on July 16, 2019

This is my go to coffee bean. I've only been roasting for a little over a year but this bean is perfect just into the second crack. I have tried a lot of sampler packs from Coffee Bean Corral and have had a lot of great experiences but this is still my go to!

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by on June 6, 2019

Beautiful coffee! Great body and mouth feel,it really impressed everyone who tried it. Great in the city+ to full city range and great once you come close to Vienna roast! Will buy again and again!!

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by on June 3, 2019

I apparently love this coffee even more than I thought. I try to rotate purchases through various varieties. This time I purchased it because of how much I like it - forgetting I still had 1/2 lb. on hand. I'll be drinking this a lot, but it's a 'good thing'.

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by on May 15, 2019

Rich and Balanced, City roast is what I like to have.

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by on March 30, 2019

I tried this as a medium roast! Very good flavor! But I think I will do it darker next time as i enjoy stronger coffee. I expected a lot more based on the reviews, but it's still good, but I do prefer the Bali natural than this one.

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by on March 14, 2019

Pretty good. I think I will try a bit darker roast...normally, I try to roast as light as possible. For some beans that just won’t work and this is one of them. I believe the Bali has great potential.

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by on February 20, 2019

I had some trouble with both roasting and brewing the Bali. Since I’m a new roaster I’m sure it was me. I think I need to roast it longer.

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by on January 1, 2019

Rich and mild. Roasts nice

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by on December 26, 2018

Rich dark and musky when roasted well past the second crack. This is a serious bottom note in building your flavor triad. I like to pair it with the Dominican Red Honey Process for the middle note.

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by on December 17, 2018

It has a MOLASSES or GRAHAM CRACKER undertone. I Roasted full city (at least what I call full city, it was well into the second crack but not black, the oils did not come out for a few days). The flavor is really good and I identify the underlying taste as molasses extract (i.e. the flavor, not the sweetness) which is why I think this coffee is distinctly “southern”.

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by on October 16, 2018

I purchased the Sample Pack of Bali Blue Moon beans, and quite frankly I’ve been disappointed. The first roast was about one minute after the first; the second I let go until I heard the second crack. The reports of tasting chocolate, berries, and other nuanced fruits didn’t show up all. What I did taste was light cardboard (yes...I washed my paper filter and rinsed my metal filter), earthy tobacco, and slight vanilla. I aged the roasted beans for 5-7 days. Using a Fresh Roast 500, the Bali beans took somewhat longer to roast than other beans.

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by on September 29, 2018

Great Stuff. I blend with Ethiopian Harrar in equal parts for my daily coffee. Doesn't get any better. Others that have tried it are usually too shocked to comment. But I do get asked where I buy such wonderful coffee? There's danger there, in that I don't want to roast for a living. But with so many people asking for coffee, it's hard not to at least think about it. That's what Bali does to you.

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by on September 27, 2018

This is one of the nicest, perhaps the best, Indonesian beans I've ever tried. It has this earth and spice, but in a sophisticated way. Made a very nice espresso when blended 50/50 with Brazil Blue Daterra.

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by on April 13, 2018

This is one of my favorite variety of coffee and this particular bean is very good. Roasted to full city (dark for some) I just love the balance of acidicidty and sweetness with a earthy chocolate finish.

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by on March 31, 2018

This one is a family favorite, makes a nice rich cup of coffee. Much better than the Sumatrans we’ve roasted. We always add this to our orders

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by on March 10, 2018

This is our household go to coffee While I enjoy a good Kona I don’t enjoy the price, so I run to Bali blue moon when ever it is in stock usually buying 10-20 lbs to make sure I have enough! Great flavor and aroma

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by on March 20, 2009

One of the best coffees I have ordered from CBC! The berry undertones are not undertones in my opinion...they are very prominent. Very Sumantran! Heady aroma too!. I am going to try to mix this into a good columbian and see how that goes. The wife however likes it just as it is. I highly reccommend this one.

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by on February 23, 2009

This is a very unique coffee. It has some of that Sumatran flavor but it does not overwhelm it. The beans themselves are smallish and dark - not sure if it is dry processed. It absolutely has nice berry hints in it as the previous reviewer said which might indicate dry processing. And if you like a full bodied chocolaty coffee you will like this. Bottom line is if you are looking for something different this fits the bill.

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by on November 25, 2008

Follow the roasting notes in the description and you can't go wrong with this coffee. At home and at work, everyone I have shared this coffee with has raved about it. I roasted it light and it was smooth and tasty, almost like candy. I thought I tasted a hint of berry in there too. Great stuff!

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by on August 21, 2019

Really nice dark roast. I like to let it go into the 2nd crack a little. The notes are a little more complex than Papua NG, so you might find yourself drinking a 1/2 cup before you are sure you like it. It takes a minute for your taste buds to make sense of all the flavors as the coffee passes over your tongue. A full flavor without bitterness. I don't care for a lot of brightness or fruitiness in my coffee, and this bean brought a subtle amount without annoying me :)

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by on July 3, 2019

I would love to try this coffee.

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by on September 25, 2018

one of my favorite coffies. Pure and simple full second crack , let it rest. i wonder what it would be like monsooned (sp?)

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by on April 13, 2018

this coffee has exceeded my expectations. Love it. I just hope it is still available when I exhaust my supply.

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by on June 20, 2010

This bean roasts GREAT in a wok, or skillet! It has HUGE body and hits the sides of your toungue in a ristretto like a BOMB! I imagine bare-breasted women, picking these luscious beans by moonlight! I ACTUALLY bought these Blue Moon beans from another supplier (sacrelige?) BUT ... I should have checked here FIRST! The Guatemalan I replaced it with just doesn't compare! TRY this bean ... you'll like it!

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