For some people, Kintamani coffee is an enjoyable delicacy worth traveling to Bali for. But for Kintamani farmers, it is a serious business.
Coffee farmers in Kintamani go to great lengths to ensure their brand of Arabica coffee reaches an international standard, including penalizing farmers who use chemicals or who fail to abide by the strict regulations for Kintamani coffee bean farming.
It began in 2005, when farmers collectively decided to ban the use of any inorganic materials on Kintamani coffee plants to maintain the beans' quality.
"If chemicals were used, the coffee beans we harvest deteriorate quickly, sometimes as early as the day after we harvest them.
Kintamani coffee is one of Bali's specialties. The beans are planted on the highland plateau of Kintamani - between the volcanoes of Batukaru and Mount Agung - where farmers use the world-famous traditional collective farming system called Subak Abian.
Kintamani coffee beans are harvested once every year, between June and October. The rest of the year, farmers tend their plants.
At no time may farmers break the code, which has been expanded to include strict guidelines for proper bean planting and harvesting.
In the past farmers were allowed to harvest the beans while still green, but now only the red ones may be harvested.