About UsBali Organix products are grown in the mineral-rich, volcanic soils of Bali (Indonesia) using organic and sustainable irrigation systems developed more than 1,000 years ago by Hindu priests. The practice of "Tri Hita Karana" (the three sources of prosperity), a philosophy focused on the harmonization between the environment, humans and God, is still important today.
We strongly believe in offering products that are:
100% OrganicWe only use organic techniques to reduce our impact on the environment, improve crop fertility and maximize the health benefits of our ingredients. Not only are our farmers growing high quality products, but they are putting vital nutrients back into the soil to promote the healthy growth of the plantation. For example, we re-use the coffee pulp (outside skin of the cherry) as a natural fertilizer: potassium, phosphorus and nitrogen are the major nutrients that our plants need, so by using it in addition to manure and compost, our farmers are able to supply those essential nutrients from organic sources.
Locally grownBali is a tropical Island blessed with an abundance of amazing produce that it can offer to its own people and foreigners around the World. Locally grown ingredients not only helps the local economy but it assures our customers fresher, healthier and tastier products. Our commitment to source locally, therefore meets our consumer decision to support small scale farmers and desire to have the best quality of healthy organic food. Our ingredients are fresh, delivered soon after harvest and grown on small sustainable farms using 100% organic practices. They are grown in the Kintamani region of Bali, at the base of Batur volcano, famous for its rich and fertile soils that produce award-winning coffee, citrus fruits and even grapes for wine.
The overall objective of direct trade is to eliminate the power imbalances that exist in traditional supply chains by focusing on quality. In Bali, we source the best food produce possible, develop long-standing relationships with our farmers and pay an empowering price that benefits the whole community. The big difference between “Fair Trade” and “Direct Trade” is their base:
Fair Trade (competitors model) uses a minimum price as a base, hoping that quality comes with price. The problem with Fair Trade certified farmers is that they are rewarded for great business practices, but not necessarily great quality produce. Sadly because the food goes through middleman exporters, the final profit to the farmers is much lower. This results in lower salaries and lower quality produce.
Direct Trade (our model) focuses on quality as its base and ensures a better price is paid for a higher quality product. This motivates farmers to keep improving, whilst rewarding consumers with healthy and great tasting produce.