Welcome to Batukaru Coffee Estate & Retreat

A pristine land flourishing with nature’s intelligence.
A virgin jungle awaiting to nurture us with alive foods.



OUR LOCATION



We are situated approximately 1000m up on the south eastern slopes of Mount Batukaru. It is the highest dormant volcanic peak in the Bedugul area and with its peak at 2275m it is the second highest mountain in Bali. Batukaru is worshipped by the Balinese and is home to Pura Luhur Batukaru, on of the nine directional temples in Bali. The large crater, with an opening at the southern end, allows river Mawa to flow, hence its name “Batukaru”, which means “coconut shell” in Balinese.



OUR LAND



Situated halfway up the 2700m high Mount Batukaru, we are on the south easterly direction overlooking the valley of UNESCO protection site – the Jatiluwih ricefields. Jatiluwih has been gazetted by the UNESCO as an effort to preserve the ancient irrigation subak system. Our arabica coffee plants thrive on what was formally a vast, untouched and pristine virgin jungle, and our estate oversees the panaromic view of the South-eastern coastline.

Besides our coffee plants, this 10-hectare estate is also bursting with wild grown tropical fruits and vegetables, with different varieties to be harvested all year round. We have a total of around 50 types of wild grown fruits and vegetables. Animals such as deer, tropical birds, civet cats, monkeys and chickens roam free. Our land is alive with energy, as witnessed by not only the abundance of thriving crops, but also the presence of century old fossilised tree stand stoic over the passage of time.



OUR BELIEF & VISION



Since the beginning of time, man and nature has been completely co-dependent. Keeping our land in ecological harmony is our top priority here at Batukaru. The adoption of biodynamic farming allows us to treat Mother Earth with the utmost respect. We reject the use of any chemical pesticides and believe that healthy soil is the basis of nutritious crops and that wholesome food is the basis of good health. Therefore, with over 50 varieties of fruits and vegetables growing on our land, we’re in the unique position to be able to serve freshly harvested organic produce straight to your table.


KENTRI NORBERG

Co-founder of Batukaru Coffee Estate & Retreat, Biodynamic farmer


Born into a Balinese family of Hindu priests lineage, Kentri Norberg, also know as Wayan in Balinese, is the heart and soul of Batukaru. A proud mother of 3 grown children. Her interest in biodynamic farming was ignited during her 8 year stay in Sweden, where her green fingers were attending to her own fruits and vegetables garden, serving family meals from garden to table.

After coming back to Bali in 2009, Kentri was unfortunately diagnosed with early stage of cervical cancer that had developed over the years in Sweden. Determined to fight these mutated cells in the most chemical- free manner, she began her research into naturopathy and self healing methods, focusing primarily on using food as medicine.

During these difficult times although her body was ill and her mind was awakened to the fact that rich resources in the form of natural plants and herbs are abundant and provided by Mother Nature to us if we only take time to educate ourselves.

Recent surveys have shown that increasingly more people are aware of their food sources, ethical farming methods and responsible food labelling. Kentri’s journey into seeking self healing for her own sickness eventually expanded into her current life mission of developing pure foods to be shared with everyone who has an interest in bio dynamic farming. Her commitment is to be a ‘Heart’working farmer and this is evident in the laborious hours she spend on Batukaru coffee estate cultivating her own composts to ensure the healthiest soils produce alive foods with high vibrational energy. The result of this unwavering dedication is an explosion of pure arabica coffee beans and close of 50 varieties of wild grown edible fruits and vegetables.

With a solid background in villa building, interior design and close to 100 projects spanning over 23 years in Sweden and Bali under her belt, Kentri is able to breathe life into Batukaru coffee estate when she decided to create a harmonious living space to share with her guests.

Carefully respecting the natural terrains and merging comfortable accommodation into the natural beauty of this estate is a key consideration. Majority of the building materials are sourced around the local village and these are natural or recycled materials like wood and bamboo. The intention is to create a safe space for healing and sharing, while giving utmost consideration to eco-system sustainability.

“Food is medicine. Pure healthy soil has always been mother earth’s first promise to us. In the bereaved state of pollution we are in after generations of neglect, it is high time we reclaim this duty to nurture and respect the beautiful land that has lovingly fed us since the beginning of time. Please join us to embrace and protect this very important mission.”