Kopi Luwak, aka civet coffee, is the world’s most expensive coffee. The best way to experience authentic kopi luwak is to visit the places where it originates, and Kopi Luwak in Bali is about as authentic as you can possibly get.
However, Kopi Luwak is not without its controversies. There have been concerns about animal welfare in Kopi Luwak farms (read our post here to learn more) and the authenticity of products. We will say that most, if not all of the Kopi Luwak in Bali comes from civets that are reared, and not wild. If that concerns you, then we wouldn’t recommend visiting these farms.
But if you’re just a traveller looking to try an authentic cup of Kopi Luwak in Bali, in this list we’ll be sharing some farms that you can visit. These farms will take you on a short tour through their coffee process, how they care for their civets, and let you sample some authentic Kopi Luwak.
1) Alas Harum Agro Tourism
Alas Harum is one of the popular spots for Kopi Luwak, where guests can learn more about civets and the coffee-making process. However, Alas Harum is not just a coffee farm. Part of its popularity is also the fact that it offers many other activities. Think giant swings, ziplines, and lots of spots for taking the perfect Instagram photo!
Address: Jl. Raya Tegallalang, Tegallalang, Gianyar, Bali 80561
2) Luwak Civet Coffee Farm
If you’re doing a day trip in Kintamani, you should consider making a short stop at Luwak Civet Coffee Farm. Apart from Kopi Luwak, the farm also grows many different kinds of herbs and spices. Here, you can also get a close up encounter with the civet (if that’s what you’re looking for). And of course, the best part is sampling all the different types of coffee they produce but also teas from different herbs.
Address: Jl. Raya Sekaan, Sekardadi Village, Kintamani, Bali 80652
3) Alam Bali Agrowisata
Upon entering Alam Bali Agrowisata, you’ll see some civets on display. They are nocturnal creatures, but sometimes you may find one or two awake that you can feed with some coffee cherries. Next you’ll learn about the Kopi Luwak making process, how it goes from fresh dung to roasted beans, before sampling some drinks yourself.
Address: Jl. Raya Tegal Suci, Tegallalang, Gianyar, Bali 80561
4) Lumbung Sari House Of Luwak Coffee
Here at Lumbung Sari, civets get to roam freely around the farm in the night time. You’ll also find several chickens roaming around here! After taking you through a short tour around the farm, you’ll get to sample different teas and coffees. Like some other farms on this list, you will have to pay about $5 to sample a cup of Kopi Luwak. It’s well worth it though, considering that prices are much more expensive outside of Bali.
Address: Jl. A.A. Gede Rai, Lodtunduh, Ubud, Gianyar, Bali 80571
5) Negari Luwak Coffee
Negari is a family-run business, whose coffee plantations are in the volcanic highlands in the north of the island. Apart from Kopi Luwak, Negari also produces vanilla, cocoa, ginseng, herbs and tea blends. All of their produce is organic and grown without the use of artificial fertilizers or chemicals.
Address: Jl. Raya Singapadu, Singapadu, Sukawati, Gianyar, Bali 80582
6) Bali Pulina
What sets Bali Pulina apart is its location and views of a jungle valley backdrop. If you’re looking to learn more about Kopi Luwak and sample some for yourself while taking some IG-worthy photos, this is where to be. The plantation also harvests different sorts of plant life, including vanilla, cinnamon, and cocoa, which you will taste in some of your coffee.
Address: Jl. Raya Pujung Kaja, Sebatu, Tegallalang, Gianyar, Bali 80561
7) Satu Satu Cafe
If you just want to purchase authentic and ethical Kopi Luwak and not go through the commercialized Kopi Luwak attractions, Satu Satu Cafe in Canggu sources their beans from cage-free, wild civets. Their coffee comes from the owner’s six-acre family farm in Plaga. Here, you won’t be taken through the coffee-making process, but you won’t see any caged civets either. All you get is authentic, ethical Kopi Luwak.
Address: Jl. Pantai Berawa No.36, Tibubeneng, Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361