If you are coffee lovers, you should try an exotic taste of Luwak Coffee. Named as the most expensive coffee in the world, Luwak coffee through a unique production process. The coffee is produced from the coffee beans that have been consumed by Luwak or chivet. The coffee beans would have to first pass through the digestive system and exits. The stomach acids and enzymatic action involved in this unique fermentation process produces the beans for the world’s rarest coffee beverage. The beans are collected, cleaned, roasted and ground just like any other coffee.
Although it through strange process, it has rich, heavy flavor with touch of caramel or chocolate. The body is full and smooth and with long, clean aftertaste. Plus, it has low acidity so it will not harm your stomach.
Now, everybody can enjoy this fine coffee. Many coffee plantations are open for tour. Savor your tasting experience with beautiful mountain view and friendly assistant who will give you broad information about luwak coffee. A cup of luwak coffee is cost IDR 50,000. Other kinds of coffees and teas are available such ginseng coffee,vanilla coffee, lemon tea, ginger tea, coconut tea, etc are served for free.
Want to bring some home? Luwak Coffee is available for sell. Buy Luwak Coffee for your loved ones or be generous host on your coffee break.
Hidden in the valley of Batur Caldera, Kintamani-Bali, Trunyan is a small village from the early centuries. Famous as the “Bali Aga” village, a native Balinese people. The village exists long before the Majapahit invasion to Bali, more than 1000 years ago.
What makes Trunyan so special? The corpse! Trunyan people retain an ancient magical funeral method. They are protective to their tradition, and it stays unchanged since centuries ago, when their ancestor decided not to bury their dead. Not like other villages in Bali, when somebody passed away will be buried in the cemetery or if the “good day” permits, they will perform a cremation ritual. The people of Trunyan lay down the corpse on the ground, and only covered by a woven bamboo. As a result, you can see the corpse decomposed by the nature. Magically, the stink is absorbed by the giant tree called “taru menyan” and none of you can smell it.
The people of Trunyan retain the graveyards to maximum ten. When the new corpse arrived, the oldest graveyard will be destroyed and new corpse will change its position. The skull of previous dead then moved and arranged in steps next to the graveyards. During the funeral, the corpse is equipped with daily needs, such us toothbrush, lotion, money, clothes and many more. Some corpses even equipped with radio or TV.
Trunyan is an archeological asset of Bali, the people of Trunyan is very proud of their social culture. The Indonesian well-known archaeologist, James Danandjaja has written the magic of Trunyan into a book, “Kebudayaan Petani Desa Trunyan”.
Trunyan is easily reached by small boat ride from Kedisan village for 40 minutes. For IDR 400,000/boat (accommodate up to 8 people) you can experience the magic of Trunyan and its cemetery.