Sumbawa is located east of the more tourist-advertised provinces and the kind of place you go to when you want to get off the beaten path. We heard a rumor there was coffee there and we were on the next plane over. After arriving and getting motorbikes from a friend we headed into the mountains where we arranged a stay with a village leader.

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Our very first coffee visit took place recently; we headed to the island of Lombok.  Lombok is a lesser-known island separated from Bali only by a small strait.  It it has a population of approximately 3.3 million and it is regarded as a haven for the dominant religion, Islam, and a quiet respite from Bali’s busyness.  The indigenous people of Lombok are known as the Sasak.  The coffee there is as unique as the culture.
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