Mixed feelings about this place.
I still feel uneasy writing the review for this place. I have to agree with what others have written about the small cages the Civets are kept in and most were just sleeping in the tree hollows provided. (Sadly I have seen them kept in much worse conditions) The roosters were kept in extremely small cages...and the guide made a point that they were not used in cock fighting..very cruel in my opinion. I did enjoy the taste testing of teas and coffees and we did purchase some to take home. We didnt really feel pressured to buy anything but all these places are the same and cant really say they are great to visit, they are just set up for tourists.
16 Sep 2018
Avoid this place
This was a free stop on our tour and we just realised when we were out of the car already. A woman asked us to follow her and mumbled around something about cacao, coffee and other plants. She then showed us the tiny cages with the Luwak cats that produce the famous coffee. They looked really sad and depressed. The she showed us the process of making coffee where a lady was pounding the coffee while we looked. When we turned away she stop until the next tourists passed by. After she made us sit and brought us a sample with many cups for free and one of Luwak Coffee for 50k. After that she took us to the shop and offered us the products we tried: all the teas were powder!!! Avoid this place. It gives you a bad impression!!!
08 Sep 2018
Coffee and Tea samples
This seems to be a stop for anyone on a private tour to Ubud; we were unaware that we would be visiting but agreed out of curiosity. As soon as the car stopped we were greeted by a young lady who was our escort for the next half hour or so. The complex is small, a short meandering path surrounded by tropical vegetation, restricted area cages for the luwaks, a cage imprisoning a rooster, the 'kitchen area', some outdoor tables and seating, and invariably, THE SHOP selling various varieties of teas, coffees, chocolate and not sure what else at prices that are higher than elsewhere. We did enjoy sampling the 13 varied blends of coffees and teas. We did not enjoy seeing the luwaks and birds in their cramped cages. Is there RSPCA or similar in Bali??
28 Aug 2018
Jambe Asri Agrotourism
Pura Dalem Tegal Tamu, Batubulan Indonesia