Farmers pick red Arabica coffee berries during a harvest season in Catur village, Kintamani, Bali. Civets prefer to eat Arabica coffee beans as they are sweeter than Robusta. (JP/Agung Parameswara)
Tourism Minister Arief Yahya recently paid a visit to Taman Ayu in Singapadu, Gianyar, Bali.
The tourist attraction invites visitors to view the making process of luwak coffee that involves sun drying and roasting using firewood.
“This is an educational attraction that visitors can see directly,” said Arief.
“The parking lot can accommodate 10 to 20 buses […] there are also rare tree species lining up neatly here,” he added.
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Arief was greeted by the place’s owner I Wayan Ramantha.
“When my mother got sick, my father made this garden for her to help her heal,” Wayan said of the story behind Taman Ayu.
At this place, visitors can also taste 12 different herbal drinks, such as Kintamani coffee, ginseng coffee, luwak coffee, rosella coffee, mangosteen coffee, chocolate and others.
Taman Ayu also has 18 rooms available for accommodation purposes, a swimming pool, meeting points, a shop and a gazebo. (kes)
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