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Bali Organic Blue Moon Kintamani Highlands

SKU BALIBEANS

Flavor Profile

Cupping Notes
Smooth and syrupy body with notes of baker's chocolate, cedar, molasses, and vanilla.

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Flavors (1-4)

Specifications

  • CategoryOrganic
  • CountryBali
  • Local RegionBali North
  • ProcessWet Hulled
  • CertificationsOrganic
  • VarietyBlue Bourbon, Typica
  • Altitude (meters)1,100 - 1,500 masl
  • HarvestApril - June
  • Organic CertificationYes
  • Fair Trade CertifiedNo
  • Rainforest Alliance CertifiedNo
  • DecaffeinatedNo
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Description

raw green bean Green coffee is raw Roast prior to consumption

A home roaster’s secret and a hidden jewel, our Bali Blue Moon’s birthplace has been heavily regulated by the Indonesian island’s government since the 1970s, which is a bittersweet situation––on the one hand, farmers may have less individual control over their crop. However, it also means the quality, handling, and processing are consistently excellent. Moreover, Bali experiences significant social, economic, agricultural, and technological enhancement because of this regulation. No matter what viewpoint you have, it can’t be denied that this complex bean is of high quality.

Cupping Notes: Smooth and syrupy body with Smooth and syrupy body with notes of baker's chocolate, cedar, molasses, and vanilla.

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December 28, 2023

I'm usually a fan of Ethiopian coffees, but I've fallen in love with Blue Moon Bali. I'll definitely be ordering it again. I like a light to medium roast, so I stopped this one just after first crack. It has a spicy flavor, but is not acidic. Love it.

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December 14, 2023

Rich, delicious. I roast past second crack. Buy this when it is available.

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October 31, 2023

I had ordered this bean and I was saving it until my Yoshan roaster arrived. After seasoning the drum and doing several roasts of different beans I decided it was time to roast the Bali Blue Moon. I roasted it to a nice point of just turning dark. I am very pleased with the result. I ordered an additional 5 pounds last week!

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August 3, 2023

One of the best beans offered. Certainly worth a try. As several have commented, a full city roast profile is quite nice, bringing out the full flavor profile. Guaranteed to be a hit with guests, both smell while brewing and taste. I prefer French Press, however this bean performs well in both filtered and non filtered scenarios.

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July 29, 2023

Bali Blue moon has long been our favorite bean, this batch is still our prime cup of coffee in the morning.

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March 10, 2023

Always on time and always a great presentation. Thanks guys for keeping it both professional and classy. I love blue moon so much that I put it in a porter recipe it's always a crowd pleaser no matter how I serve it. Next will be in cold brew nitro form. Thanks again.

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December 14, 2022

I roasted just now, 3oz of this, In a pan. Because I started with a lower starting temp, it took almost 14min before first crack. I brewed this right away, yeah they say your supposed to rest the coffee, blah blah blah, but the taste is clean, with a little spice. I really love this and will buy again.

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November 12, 2022

Bali organic Blue Moon is our go to bean. We do like to mix with a Tarazzu bean. Not harsh at all, smooth and makes you want to drink more!

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September 14, 2022

Absolutely love this! It's a little splurge but well worth it. Roast until just after 1st crack. Huge favorite of my customers and friends. I think this will be one of my roasts for Christmas this year

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August 20, 2022

A delicate cup. The body is memorable smooth and silky. The aroma reminds me of a coffee I had in the Philippines earthy and slightly spicy. As for the flavor it was very delicate light and drinkable. Pare it with some coconut sugar and your on a beach resort in southeast Asia.

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June 6, 2022

This is a new fav. It's more bold in flavor than yirgacheffe and without the traditional coffee bitterness. It is good black however it still yields well to add ins. I roasted it in my Behmor, medium roast.

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March 30, 2022

This is a must try for anyone wanting to expand their experience. A unique taste. I found it very fruity with hints of orange. I did not get any bitterness, in fact very clean taste. I roasted in a SR540. I dried at medium heat for two minutes then roasted for about eight minutes just into second crack.

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March 22, 2022

The beans are a bit more washed than I would like. I have had this before only a couple years back and I remember a larger in appearance and more exotic and deep fruit and chocolate taste. This one was more bright and not much finish to the taste but still makes a decent brew.

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March 13, 2022

I struggle with the taste. I have not roaster darker than 1c but I am going to drop the next roast into 2c. Aeropress produced a sour note to finish. Used a pour over and the sour note was gone but has a stronger fruity taste than I expected. I have found I prefer Central & South American coffees. The been itself was fresh & had no defects.

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February 10, 2022

Absolutely wonderful coffee universally loved by everyone who I have had try it. Sweet, rich and a bit of a pleasant punch on the back end. The description given above is spot on. Roasted to full city +, I get flavors of milk chocolate, vanilla and a very subtle spice. Very consistent results roasting with not a lot of chaff. Also it is important not to over extract in the brewing process or it could skew your views on this coffee. Make sure your grind is right for your extraction method and the water to coffee ratio is correct.

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January 17, 2022

First and foremost, excellent customer service. I would recommend buying from Coffee Bean Corral. On to the review: the finished product was enjoyed and liked by all, so I must be doing something right. Getting a consistent roast, however, was difficult for me. I give the beans a 3 star rating for two reasons. Firstly, the consistency of the coffee beans was below my expectations. Granted, I am not very experienced, but this product was far more variable in consistency than any other beans I have purchased as there were many different sizes of beans, some were black, many were split etc... Secondly, this was very difficult for me to roast. I roast manually and rely on sight, smell, and sound. The first and second cracks were very subtle and difficult to hear, as if only a few beans were cracking. On the other hand, the Costa Rican that I have roasted (same batch size, same method, same ambient temp) had what I would call a "rolling crack"...like popcorn; Bali Blue Moon did not do that. Again, great customer service.

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January 17, 2022

Roasted to Full City. I got a 13.6% weight loss. Ok, I have never been able to discern individual flavors in coffee. I always feel like it's the Emperor's New Clothes type of thing but I am guessing that's just my inexperience, or maybe lousy taste buds. What I do know is this is the first coffee I have roasted that when making a cappuccino I didn't need/use/want sugar. I can't believe how smooth and tasty it is. I made two different roasts and both came out really good. Hopefully I am finally doing something better with my roasting. I've been roasting a long time but just progressed to an SR800 with extension tube over a stovetop popcorn popper. I am pretty confident that I have been baking my roasts since I moved outside long ago to avoid the smell in the house and wasn't aware the long roasts were affecting my coffee.

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December 12, 2021

Great island coffee

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December 5, 2021

Very good coffee.

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November 3, 2021

Bali and Harare blend into a delightful morning coffee. Grind and brew immediately and you'll have a start to your day you won't forget.

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October 9, 2021

Roasted Full City just into 2nd crack. Rested 2 days. Aroma of pour over is wonderful but not getting the floral notes, chocolate notes yes. Also, a slight bitter after bite. Not really wowed by this coffee. Maybe need to adjust the roast? Or use less coffee in the pour over. Will continue to sample and try a darker roast as others have said to bring out more flavor.

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October 7, 2021

Very nice!!!! It reminds me of Kona, without the Kona price. :)

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September 29, 2021

The “wet hulled” offering to me tastes more like a wet hulled Sumatran…earthy… roasted to 14% wt loss .. Full City. Don’t get the floral note described but wonder if it was for a different process Blue Moon.

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September 17, 2021

Gordon McFarland

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September 10, 2021

Everyone we give/sell this coffee to loves it. It has a lot to offer, very complex. We roast it to a medium around 420°F. Really deep, chocolatey, we taste the anise, vanilla, had some people saying they get hints of blueberry. Either way, great coffee, it’s a regular here!

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August 29, 2021

This may be my favorite overall bean. (Sorry yrgacheffe) Usually I roast to FC. I like a smooth rich coffee, and some chocolate flavors. Bali blue moon consistently delivers. There's quite a lot going on in the cup.

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August 28, 2021

Outstanding bean! Again, found reviews and cupping notes very helpful in picking this one out to try. Roasted to just the start of 2nd crack. Ended up at about Full City, maybe +. This roast level brought out the full flavor profile without being smoky. No oil on beans three days after roasting. Flavors were dark chocolate, some spiciness on the back end. Not necessarily anise as described in CBC's description. Not heavy spice, really quite pleasant. This coffee has a lot going on. Very complex, bold, but not 'heavy'. This one will be a new addition to the 'lineup'.

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June 21, 2021

Has become a favorite. Smooth and chocolaty.

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May 26, 2021

This coffee is one of my favorites. Mellow and smooth, with a sweetness about it. To my tastes it has a sweetness about it. An easy and even bean to roast. I like it at an full city roast.

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May 24, 2021

This is one of the best coffees but also more expensive. We roasted it medium dark and it turned out very smooth, with full body, balanced acidity, intense coffee/dark chocolate finish.

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May 13, 2021

I don't know if it was just the bag we got or if it is typical of this coffee, but it had a strange odor that carried over even after roasting, had an odd back taste that reminded us of something like malted-milk. Definitely not something we'd order again.

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April 22, 2021

Rich heavy body, smooth chocolate and nut flavor when roasted to a satiny dark brown color. No bitterness just deep coffee essence. Very even roast, very little chaff. Just ordering 5 lbs more! I usually order Yemeni coffees, but this Bali is super!

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March 23, 2021

My new go-to spring coffee. I sent some to my son and my 15 year old grandson is now HOOKED on this coffee. It's aroma hits me first, the that first taste HOT is sweet and chocolatey and a tiny bite to the tongue. More rich and chocolatey as it cools!

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February 24, 2021

We have been roasting our own for about 4 years now. Tried many different beans but this has stayed our favorite since we discovered it about two years ago. We roast into second crack. Amazing flavor.

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February 24, 2021

we love this coffee and we get it every time

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January 4, 2021

Absolutely astounding coffee! I roast it light just into 1st crack. Has a lot of fruity overtones which is what I like. I mainly do pourovers but have also tried it in a French Press which brings out a more bold full bodied cup. I'm sure it would make a great espresso shot as well.

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November 28, 2020

Very smooth and tastes great with either cream or black. Fantastic bean.

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November 20, 2020

One I'd stock up on! Deserves full city + and 3 days of rest for best flavor. My test is how it is when it's cooled off. Sweet, rich, bold, lots of flavor. I'll try it as espresso.

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November 16, 2020

What can I say? If you love the taste of cocoa laced throughout your coffee, don't look any further. This is a very nice coffee! It may even become my very favorite! The taste is so smooth and the overtone of cocoa is incredibly good too! Also it was quick to roast (medium dark), and the beans grind better than any beans I've used in a long, long time. There's very little chaffe as well. I will be ordering this as my daily drink! Thanks CBC!!!!

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October 14, 2020

This is a very interesting bean. I roasted it to a medium roast. Roasted beans have a great aroma. The color of the brew, I believe, is a beautiful orange-brown. By far has the most unique aroma, after brewing, I have encountered. The taste is also very unique. I could definitely taste sweet floral notes through and through. I am satisfied with the caffeine content. I ordered five pounds. I haven't decided, yet, if it would benefit from blending with another bean and/or what bean that would be.

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September 23, 2020

One of the top coffees I have had the pleasure to make and drink. Truly a unicorn among coffee. Medium dark to dark and the full flavor profile really comes out, but even at a Medium roast its a good flavored coffee. The price is also one of the best I've found for this coffee. I was buying these beans at $10lb or more and was happy to find the price at CBC much easier on the pocket. Still a great cup or four of coffee.

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August 14, 2020

Agree with roasting this one Dark, so you can taste that hint of dark chocolate flavor. The aroma isn't the greatest to me. If it had a better aroma, I would have given it 5 stars for sure. Also, not roasting it past 2nd crack will give you more of a weak tea like the earlier review mentioned.

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July 14, 2020

I'm not normally attracted to dark roast bean nor did I think I'd like the indonesia coffee, but it fooled me. I followed the reviews and used my souped up air popper to achieve a glossy 2nd crack roast. I was delighted since I didn't expect it to satisfy my Colombia-oriented taste buds, but I was wrong. This coffee is good! I could drink it every day! I need to order more, but I just placed another order, so I guess I should have tried this bean before ordering. This might be a good bean to try with some blends too, but haven't tried that yet. Try this coffee! It's smooth and satisfying. I'm a new roaster who's just got my popper fine tuned to produce good coffee, so I'm on a new adventure now!

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July 1, 2020

Best coffee I've ever roasted, out of about 20 types. Complex, deep, funky, foresty, rich, wild. Incredible breadth of flavor, focused on the bass notes. Limited acidity (no biting lemon), which I prefer. Roasted slightly into second crack.

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June 24, 2020

Other reviews have said this needs to be roasted darker and that is the same results that I found. I first roasted at city and although the flavor wasn't bad the acidity was to high. I roasted the second batch at Full City and the result are fantastic.

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June 11, 2020

I didn't believe the reviews about the profile, but after running it a few times, I have to agree. Sluggish to come to GTY and literally had to run this until I was getting outliers from 2nd Crack before it was resolving to a balanced cup. Flavor profile is unique and that is a subjective experience. If you enjoy Indonesian coffees, it's worth a try, but you DO have to get it near 2nd crack to get a result similar to what you might get from running most other beans around 1C +2:30-3:00!

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May 10, 2020

We love this coffee and agree that the darker roasting brings out the most flavor. It has very little chaff and the flavor is fruity rich and chocolate. Best coffee ever!

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May 4, 2020

This is my favorite coffee. Strong and starts my mornings off right.

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April 6, 2020

i hate reviews, " customer's that is especially mine. FC all but star burnt full 2nd crack SMOKE age 2-3 days , grind , make strong mud an absolute must have for AM.

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March 25, 2020

Dave Cummings At a City roast,it reminded me of a store bought Kona. My wife and friends liked it that way but I prefer something with more body and and earthy. I didn’t taste any of the chocolate or vanilla bean flavors. I intend to try it at darker roast and also use it as a blend. Maybe that will bring it out. All in all, a good coffee. Roasted on a K2+ Hoptop. 250g. 1stC at 10:22 (361F), 1Ce at 11:46 (379F) dropped 12:16 (390). Came out as City Roast. Let it rest two days Ground course with a Hario Conical Burr Grinder. Brewed in AeroPress with 15 grams (two sccops) and 8-grams in a single-serve Mr Coffee pour-over

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March 17, 2020

Unique. Complex. Deep. Rich. Pick your fave adjective and then multiply it by 5! Me and my Hive Roaster found enough flavor notes to last us a lifetime and I'll buy more and more and more and .... ;-)

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November 8, 2019

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

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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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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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August 22, 2019

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

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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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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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July 3, 2019

I would love to try this coffee.

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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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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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