Nemo A534

  • Roast: Medium-Dark
  • Region: Kintamani Highlands of Central Bali, Indonesia
  • Cupping Notes: Bakers Chocolate, Orange Juice, Juniper, Molasses
  • Altitude: 1200-1600 M
  • Process: Hand-picked, Wet-hulled, Two-step sun dried on raised beds.
  • Varietals: Bourbon, Typica (S795, & USDA 762), Catimor
  • Certifications: Organic

Source Details: Bali Blue Moon is a Royal staple named after the hallmark bluish hue of the bean produced from the wet-hulling process called Giling Basah in the Indonesian language. The bulk of Bali’s coffee production comes from small family-owned farms where each producer uses a few acres to cultivate coffee along with citrus trees in the volcanic soils of Mount Agung’s Kintamani highlands. They carefully sort their harvested cherries before depulping and fermenting overnight with their own micro-mills. Then the coffee is washed and laid out on patios to shed the excess water from the coffee parchment. Next the coffee takes a detour from the conventional path of processing in other origins, wherein, the coffee parchment is removed while the coffee still has a high moisture content. This wet-hulling process or Giling Basah leaves the coffee bean exposed while drying on patios to a moisture percentage acceptable for export and gives the beans their distinct bluish color.
Balinese producers continue to maintain a traditional rural lifestyle organized around a Subak Abian, which is a reference to the ecologically sustainable irrigation systems developed more than 1,000 years ago by Hindu priests who practice Tri Hita Karana (the three sources of prosperity), a philosophy focused on the harmonization between the environment, humans and God. These traditions are followed in coffee cultivation, which means pesticides and synthetic fertilizers are never used.

This exceptional coffee blend is named in honor of an extraordinary hero, Nemo, the fearless sentry dog who served during the Vietnam War. In the darkest and most perilous of nights at Tan Son Nhut Air Base, Nemo stood guard alongside his handler, Airman Robert A. Throneburg, on December 4, 1966. When Nemo detected a group of hidden Viet Cong soldiers, he sprang into action, lunging fearlessly into the enemy's nest, ultimately saving Airman Throneburg's life.

Despite suffering severe injuries that cost him an eye and a gunshot wound to the nose, Nemo remained unwavering in his duty. He protected his handler, even crawling across him to shield him from harm, until medical help arrived. Nemo's unwavering courage and sacrifice embody the true spirit of heroism, a legacy we celebrate with every cup of Nemo A534. Join us in honoring his bravery and supporting our mission to provide service dogs to veterans in need with each sip of this exceptional coffee.

Size12 oz
StyleWhole Bean

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Nemo A534