Nengah is the current owner of a small traditional Robusta roastery in Klungkung, Bali. Started in 1970, this family-owned business was closed down in 1986 for a saddening (yet common) reason that no one had the time and fortune to manage it. It was in 2002, Nengah, one of the owner’s children who previously worked as a bus driver, took over the business.
With his own ways of managing and roasting, Nengah takes care and rebuilds this small roastery. He roasts only 10 kg a day, an amount enough to sell to his neighbors and to pay the bills. Even in his modesty, he is popular among the local communities as Nengah Gianyar, the only traditional coffee roaster from a district that doesn’t even grow coffee.0