Post By magnafunk
Revolver coffee - Bali Seminyak
So me and my lovely girlfriend are in Bali at the moment and my biggest fear was 10 days without coffee so I settled that I was going to have to find some nice loose leaf tea and substitute my coffee addiction with a nice tea instead.
I walked about 400m from my hotel and found "Revolver - Boutique Coffee House" I was instantly skeptical and hesitated as I walked past. Until I saw a 3 group Linea in the window which probably gave me whiplash as I turned so fast.
Walked in and ordered a Latte and Espresso. The latte was just perfect, I can't get my head around the flavour of the local milk here which seems to have extra fat content. It gives off an almost UHT milk taste but it's full bodied in itself. The coffee breaks thru milk superbly and gives off a great nutty and malty flavour with a beautiful touch of maybe a tangerine acidity. Overall i rate it well and truly right up there with any Melbourne based coffee roasters.
Espresso - Wow! Just a huge full creamy body. The body was actually so big and complex I couldn't pick all the other flavours. As with the latte the nutty and malt notes are just everywhere with a very subtle hint of orange peel acidity. The balance is absolutely spot on!
I will be taking a kilo of this home so I can see how it runs on the GS3 with some aussie milk I'm more used to. I'm absolutely rapt I have coffee just outside my hotel here. The barista was telling me that the beans are best consumed on day 11 so I instantly knew these guys are serious about coffee.
When anyone is in Bali town, get your ass down here! It's a must!
It's located in Seminyak, it's too hard for me to explain where it is because I don't know the place well enough yet. So best bet would be to visit the facebook page or website. revolverespresso.com
Just spent time in Seminyak and frequented Revolver daily, both at the Seminyak Square café and the bijou one in Petitenget which is not for Cat swingers as it probably measures 3metres square. The Seminyak café has just been extended and updated. The people here are brilliant, the service excellent and the Coffee and snacks always fresh and good. Racked up a few freebies using their loyalty card too! Recommended.
I'll second that- pretty hard to beat Revolver whilst in Bali
Originally Posted by noonar
Site sponsor Dimattina Coffee also have a Bali presence- and they're roasting there as well... Looks like a bit of a hike from the main drag, but not too far from Ubud...
Dimattina Coffee Asia FB page has further info...
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Gianyar, Desa Saba - Bali
Cool, next trip I'll be tracking them down.
Originally Posted by Talk_Coffee
Sounds good- sure beats the usual staring at the face of a Luwak that one has to endure to get a quarter decent coffee when up that way........
Just spent 2 days in Ubud, I fortunately brought half a kilo of home roast along with the lido 3 and aeropress so have been able to drink great coffee every day. After a day trip where our driver insisted we go to a "coffee plantation", ie a place where you can stare at a few civets and take a "free tour" after which you are encouraged to pay around $120 a kg for what seemed to be generic coffee, I really hoped to try some real deal Balinese coffee.
Originally Posted by Gavisconi007
I managed to give the family the slip for an hour and went to a great place called seniman coffee studio. I had a Bali Kitamani from the hario siphon which to be honest was pretty ordinary, but there was a selection of around 10 indo coffees which I would have loved to have sampled a few more of I had the time as the place was set up with 3 manual brew styles as well as espresso, so you could spends all day there if you had the time and money (prices were on par with Melbourne).
Apparently there are another couple of good spots in Ubud, FREAK which specialises in coffee from Kitamani and anomolie which is supposedly like seniman, with strictly Indonesian coffees.
Ubud is a beautiful spot and I'd love to spend more time there, unfortunately my six year old has insisted we go stay at the beach, so we are now in Amed and will go to Sanur in a couple of days. Still have a little home roast and 250g from seniman running dangerously low on aeropress filters unfortunately. I baulked at paying $12.10 for filters at seniman but am wishing I had done it, will most likely end up washing and reusing what I have toward the end of the trip.