Welcome to our charming Kawisari Coffee Plantation Lodge, nestled within the serene beauty of a sprawling Kawisari Coffee Plantation in Blitar, East Java. If you’re seeking a retreat that combines nature’s splendor with rustic charm, look no further.
Your Home Away from Home
The villa features a fully-equipped kitchen where you can whip up your favorite meals using the freshest ingredients sourced right from our plantation. The cozy living room is a perfect space to unwind, share stories, or simply enjoy a good book. Our bathrooms are designed for your utmost comfort, ensuring a relaxing experience after a day of exploration.
Unplug and Reconnect
At our villa, we encourage you to disconnect from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and immerse yourself in the serenity of nature. Whether you’re sipping on freshly brewed coffee on your private veranda, gazing at the starlit sky, or indulging in the simple pleasures of life, you’ll find a space here to rejuvenate your mind, body, and spirit.
Villa Amidst Coffee Haven
As you step into our villa, you’ll find yourself immersed in the heart of a lush coffee plantation. Surrounded by the soothing sounds of the flowing river and the symphony of nature, you’ll instantly feel a sense of tranquility washing over you.
Rooms and Decor
Our villa offers two thoughtfully designed rooms, each exuding rustic charm and comfort. Every detail has been carefully curated to create an atmosphere that embraces the natural beauty that surrounds us. Sink into plush beds that promise restful nights and wake up to the gentle rays of sunlight streaming through your windows.
Embrace Nature’s Playground
Step outside and explore the wonders of our vast coffee plantation. Wander along the pathways that wind through the plantation, take a refreshing breath of fresh air, or simply bask in the peacefulness of your surroundings. For the adventurous souls, there are numerous nature activities to choose from, whether it’s hiking, easy trekking, or even a guided tour to witness the coffee cherries and organic crops that thrive in this rich soil.
Come experience the harmonious blend of nature, coffee culture, and rustic elegance that our villa offers. Escape to a place where every moment is a memory waiting to be made. We look forward to welcoming you to our haven in Blitar, East Java. Book your stay now and embark on a journey of relaxation, adventure, and connection with the natural world.
What they say about us
|We travel the world to do interesting things with nice people. Today has been a wonderful example of that. The experience in the coffee and rubber plantation was fascinating and made more interesting by watching the team at work. The factory and production process made us knowledgeable about both coffee and rubber and just how much goes itmaking these two things that we take for granted at home. On top j all j this the breakfast and wuh was gate marvellous. Everyone we met was happy to explain things and we felt as greb within a family. This was a very good day and we will tell our frends to visit. Our thanks to everyone involved.|
|I decided on this tour of this plantation after staying at Tugu hotel Malang and then heading forward to Tugu hotel Blitar. My first time in the enchanting forest of Java. John the guide and all the team made the visit to the plantation fun, memorable, experience. From witwessing the growth of the coffee plants in the nurseries to fully grown flowering bushes is a joy to see along with the rubber, clouds, jackfruit, durian, guava trees. Sampling the local dishes was a unique taste prepared lovingly by the local resident cook. I will come back again I next stay at hotel Tugu the only hotels I recommend whole heartedly!!|
|Tim food story jalan-jalan dan liputan ke Perkebunan Kopi Kawisari Keren banget – makanan enak Eco tournya juga keren banget – Top !|
|Terima kasih atas perjalanan yang sangat mengesankan, menyenangkan, dan edukatif. Mas Rio, Pak Agus, Pak ‘No, Pak Kasim, Bu ‘No serta tak lupa mas Bagus – everyone made these trip very memorable and easy! Highly recommended yang pasti saya akan share pengalaman ini ke teman-teman dan semoga kami sekeluarga bisa kembali kesini lagi. Very well done and all the best.|
|Pengalaman yang sangat berharga. Terima kasih untuk pak Handi, pak Agus, mbak Sauti, pak Kasim, dan pak No atas segala penjelasan yang diberikan. Saya jadi lebih memahami proses tanam, produksi kopi dan karet dengan baik. Pemandangan di perkebunan, kehangatan masyarakat yang ditemui, serta “hospitality” yang diberikan sangat berkesan. Makanan dan kopinya luar biasa enak! Punten, pecel, dan polo pendelan saat “breakfast” di Brak Kembar, air terjun Laweyan, dan lunch yang super nikmat (lodeh terong, lele, tempe, perkedel jagung) semakin mantap dengan ditambah wedang jahe & serehnya. Saya akan merekomendasikan temna-teman ke sini. Pengalaman di Kawisari sungguh berkesan.|
|We had a lovely day tour with lots of new experiences. We are empressed by the green lush surround here. People are so friendly & polite.. Our breakfast & lunch was excellent. We admire the hospitality from these wonderful people here… Mr. Dodik is amazing, very friendly & very proffessional… We are so happy that we made a decision to visit Kawisari plantation. We wish you all good luck from bottom of our hearts!!!|
|Today we made an excellent trip from the Tugu Malang hotel to the Tugu – owned coffee plantation was Blitar. It was really exciting, beautiful weather, supreme guidance, breakfast, 4 wheel drive tour through the plantation with explanations on the treatment of coffee plants, the processing of the coffee beans in the factory and a bunch ui tea lodge. Tugu is what it says! It is really of a very high standard and we recommend the hotels to everyone we will meet. Thanks a lot and we will talk about it a long time. Regards and hoping to see you soon again,|
|Thank you Kami sekeluarga mengikuti ecotour pagi hari ke area coffee plantation, diantar dengan penjelasan dipandu selama perjalanan dari Tugu sri Lestari ke Wlingi, di mana tempat kopi plantation yang sangat luas, oleh pak Dodi & pak Agus. Pengalaman yang beda dari tour biasa, banyak hal yang diajarkan seputar pengetahuan tentang kopi & karet, begitu pula dengan pengalaman para pekerja di kebun, belum lagi menariknya perjalanan ke area atas, seru! Dan tidak ketinggalan air terjun sejuk yang tersembunyi. Terima kasih pak Dodi & pak Agus. Sukses terus untuk ecotour ini, untuk Tugu juga, untuk pelajaran & pengetahuan yang menarik ini.|
|We enjoyed every moment of experiencing KAWISARI plantation, returning to TUGU in Blitar ar 03.00 PM, we feel great famous to the half and the owner who together onabled us to live the natural life. Thanks to all of you may rike & on your side, nabbing spread natural living|
|The tour of the coffee/rubber plantation was simply outstanding (10 out of 10). Please do not change anything. The facilities are state are world class. May you all prosper as the world pens up for more tourists. Thank you Ibu Lusy and Tugu team!|
|It was an excellent experience to see the plantation. The tour is unique and we absolutely enjoyed the food. The staffs are all warm and attentive. We appreciate the Tugu Group more after visiting the plantation, seeing how sutainable it is and how many souls it supports for making a living. Thank you very much Mr. Agus for giving us a super detailed tour and Mr. No for the wonderful natural coffee & amazing lunch!|
|The graciousness of the renowned Tugu hotel group can be felt the moment I enter the Kawi Sari coffee villa plantation at Blitar. Pak Agus, pak Sariono, ibu Santi, and pak Ajib are well trained, and very patient and understanding. The eco coffee plantation tour, and coffee processing are excellent. The ibu at the kitchen was prepared the food heartly also makes our trip a pleasant one. The pakis vegetables was freshly handpicked from the garden. The service is truly personalised and all staffs remember my preference throughout the stay. They are warm, gentle, attentive and simply exceptional in every special way. Please convey my thanks to the 6 ofthen including (pak Bagus @Tugu Malang). This is truly the service that Tugu is renowned for a special moment to be remembered forever.|
|Had a memorable experience under the guidance at pak Agus & pak Dodik. The coffee tour has broaden our insights on coffee cultivation process starting from bean selection, roasting, and even the storage. Besides coffee, we also had the opportunity to visit the rubber plantation and rubber harvesting, another memorable esperience! Afterwards, we were served freshly brewed traditional Robusta coffee, we’d love to recommend this experience to friends and acquitances.|
|Thank you for such an amazing day! Everything has been brilliant from start to finish, a guide with excellent english, a very knowledgeable driver, absolutely delicious food and a beautiful setting. We have learnt so much and it has been so interesting to see each stage of your process. It was even better than we expected and we will remember it as a real highlight of our trip!|
|Great experience (10 out of 10)! We enjoyed learning the precess of making coffee – from small plants to resto beans to roasting – and drinking it afrerwards. We got much more information regarding rubber production and so many other things like about lemon grass. It was great to meet the people who do the hardwork every day and to give it little try on her own, which was quite funny. The jeep tour was also fun and we feel safe all the way. Also we have to recommend all of the food and drinks highly. Everytime was so nice and helpful us. We will never forget our great tour with you.|
|Terima kasih kami ucapkan dari tim detikcom pada seluruh staff hotel. Pengalaman menginap di sini begitu berkesan. Nuansanya unik, alami, dan nyaman sehingga bikin betah. Terima kasih khususnya pada pak Agus yang sudah menemani dan memandu kami saat eco tour. Juga staff hotel yang sangat membantu & memperhatikan kenyamanan kami selama di sini. Sukses terus untuk rumah lagi.|
|Thank you very much for me tour of Kawisari coffee plantation! We really enjoyed learning about it. We have never been on an eco tour before, and liked …. to learned about coffee and rubber are brown and manufactured. The balance of agriculture, manufacturing and hisanry all are here, and we feel that we learned about all of it. It was provided in a very luxurious way. Breakfast and lunch were delicious, and the handmade coffee was an extra treat that we were so happy to experience. We hope more people hear about Tugu and Kawisari. We will recommend to our friends!|
|Kawisari coffee plantation tour was amazing. Pak Agus was extieviely knowledgeable , we learned so much about coffee & rubber production. The food was uber – delicious & the hospitality was exceptional! We plan to come back in July when the bright red coffee beans are ready to harvest!|
|Terima kasih teman teman! We truly enjoyed welcoming around the beautiful plantation. We also enjoyed the education about the coffee growing process. Agus explained the greeting techniques which we had not known before. Pak No completed the preparation of a delicious cup of coffee. The food in the restaurant is also delicious. We were treated vibe VIP’S |
|It was an absolute joy to experience this amazing tour if coffee making, the staff made this beautiful experience even more enjoyable. This is an experience that will stay with me a life time. I’m sincerely grateful and would recommend this to anyone.|
|We really had a great time here, visiting the coffee plantation, seeing the coffee trees, the factory, all the way to the forest and the best ones including the roasting, yes, roasting the coffee beans by mas No (Bapak No), fresh!! The one taking us to the plantation is mas Agus, patienly explaining the vegetation, planting process, etc. All of you will remembered forever, for your sincerity and humbleness. Thank you! At Rumah Loji we had an amazing experience witnessing the beautiful artworks & vintage/antique items, and we enjoyed the lunch prepared by mba No & team, thank you Maturnuwun sanget!!|
|What a wonderful hidden gem! Our visit has been must memorable and really enjoyable. That rubber and coffee is grown & produced on the same plantation was new to us both. We have been honored in having a unique experience of not only witnessing the growing and processing of the crops but also meeting and enganging with wonderful and kind people. The whole visit as arranged by Tugu hotel, Blitar was most professional and we return home ennched by a wonderful experience|
|Today we had out of the best day in our journey! It was a pleasant experience to see all the way coffee and rubber are made by our own eyes. The atmosphere and people are so related here. We will never forget it. By the way we had the best cup of coffee in our lives and the best food ever. Thank you for the first durian!|
|It was absolutely wonderful to visit Tugu Kawisari & see the process of getting the humble coffee bean, into our own every morning. Incredible to see the amount of work that regard to raise the coffee plants, harvest the fruit, process it & roast it. The plantation is beautiful & very peaceful. It’s been a wonderful day. Thankyou team Kawisari.|
|A Truly wonderful experience. The coffee tour was fascinating and all the staff were so patient and attentive, willing to answer all our questions. We were fit to burst after all the delicious food and experiencing a genuine bean to cup coffee was amazing. We feel that tugu have shown us the true beauty of java|
Wake up and smell the freshly-roasted coffee at the oldest working coffee plantation in Java as well as the largest organic coffee plantation in Indonesia, located on the majestic slopes of Mt. Kelud & Mt. Kawi, approximately 600-1,200 meters above the sea level. To truly immerse in the heritage, culture and the natural beauty of the Kawisari Coffee Plantation, we encourage you to try some of the activities we offer below:
THE KAWISARI COFFEE MUSEUM TOUR
Take the time to discover the fascinating history and stories of the Kawisari Coffee Plantation, the oldest coffee plantation in Java since 1840 / 1870. From old photographs, signages, transcripts, original telephone apparel, immerse in the storyline of Kawisari Coffee Plantation throughout the past 150+ years, as told from one generation to another by the people of Kawisari.
PICNIC BY THE RIVER
Breakfast / Morning Coffee / Lunch / Sunset High Tea
Enjoy a unique, luxurious picnic by the river with rice field and tropical jungle view surrounded natural landscapes, while enjoying freshly prepared farm delicacies and freshly roasted and brewed Kawisari coffee and Java tea infusions
BY THE RIVER
HIKING THE KAWISARI PLANTATION
Various hiking tracks, guided or unguided at all levels of difficulty, starting from 1-4 hours long. Consult your butler for maps or to book your guide.Free activity for unguided hikes around the plantation house
THE KAWISARI COFFEE TOUR
You will enjoy a leisurely tour around the plantation, including some walks and some rides in the plantation car, to learn about how we grow the finest, award-winning Java coffee beans, from the nursery to the harvesting process, from the coffee cherry picking to the roasting. You will learn the traditional way of roasting the coffee beans that have been passed on from one generation to the next for more than a century.
This experience includes a traditional lunch served by the Kawisari people on the valleys of the plantation, as well as Kawisari Arabica and Robusta coffee tasting.
Learn more about Kawisari Coffee in the Kawisari Coffee booklet that you can find in the plantation house.
THE KAWISARI CLOVE CLASS
Other than robusta and arabica coffee trees, 550 hectares of the Kawisari plantation are occupied by 3,800 clove trees.
As early as 200 BCE, envoys from Java to the Han-dynasty court of China brought cloves that were customarily held in the mouth, to perfume the breath during audiences with the emperor. During the late Middle Ages, cloves were used in Europe to preserve, flavour, and garnish food. Clove cultivation was almost entirely confined to Indonesia, and in the early 17th century the Dutch eradicated cloves on all islands except Amboina and Ternate in order to create scarcity and sustain high prices. In the latter half of the 18th century the French smuggled cloves from the East Indies to Indian Ocean islands and the New World, breaking the Dutch monopoly.
Indonesia is now the world’s largest producer of cloves, followed by Madagascar, Tanzania, and Sri Lanka.
Learn about the planting of Javanese cloves as well as the harvesting process at Kawisari.
THE KAWISARI RUBBER CLASS
East Java is the 3rd largest rubber producer in Indonesia.
In 1864 the first rubber plant was introduced in Indonesia during the Dutch Colonization. Initially, the rubber was planted in Bogor Botanical Garden as a collection of plants and then developed into several regions in Indonesia as a commercial plantation. At that time, the Dutch government developed rubber because coffee and tobacco, which were their flagship market, were declining.
The Dutch government invited investors from other countries to grow the rubber industry in the Dutch Indies. The first foreign company who planted rubber and managed it commercially in Indonesia was Harrison and Crossfield Company which has opened the rubber plantation in Malaysia. After that, other companies followed, such as Sociente Financiere des Caoutchous from Belgium in 1909, and a joint venture between the Netherlands and the United States, Holland Amerikaanse Plantage Maatschappij in the year 1910-1911. The Dutch gave full support to foreign investors to develop the rubber industry in Indonesia. They facilitated the process of clearing land, providing manpower, infrastructure, processing technology and marketing. Land leased concessions in the long-term agreement was only taxed at 1-2% of the cost of cleared land and labor were paid very low.
Now, Kawisari Plantation dedicates 130 hectares of its land to 62,100 rubber trees, producing 10 -15 tons of rubbers annually.
Book a leisurely class to learn more about the growing, harvesting and processing of rubber at Kawisari. Learn and see for yourself how to extract the rubber from the tree in the early morning hours.
COFFEE CUPPING AT THE KAWISARI
Learn and discover the various flavors of the Kawisari coffees, from the organic robusta, arabica, peaberry, longberry, as well as various infused coffees.
AT THE KAWISARI
HORSERIDING-WATERFALL STOP & MOUNTAIN VIEW
Enjoy the real farm life on horsebacks, that will take you through the forests, the waterfall, over beautiful landscapes on top of the hill, with a stop at the Kawisari Mountaintop Point platform to enjoy a beautiful cup of coffee or wine over the most breathtaking view to the Mt Kawi and Mt Kelud.
HORSERIDING-WATERFALL STOP & MOUNTAINS VIEW
TRADITIONAL COOKING CLASS
Learn to cook the humble, delicious East Javanese foods of Kawisari from the Kawisari chef Ibu No, with fresh produce directly picked that day in the plantation.
BONFIRE & BBQ UNDER THE STARS
Enjoy the delicious coolness of the mountains under a million stars, with bonfire to grill your marshmallows and corn on the cobs.