23 Sep 2019
Do not buy coffee from those Coffee Plantation tours such as Satria Agrowisata in Ubud or anywhere in Bali! I went as I heard about it online and my personal driver took me in Ubud. I found out that the tour is free & fun but do not buy their coffee. The coffee they let you taste is good but the ones they sell are crap. We got scammed and there was bad reviews about this on TripAdvisor which I wish I had read before going. The signal on my local sim card sucks so I couldn’t look up the reviews & read it while I was there. So I paid $110 CAD for crappy coffee….
This is what I told my friends to warn them about the coffee plantation tour:
I think we got ripped off for coffee in Bali. Our driver took us to a coffee farm/plantation which is fun but we bought some Luwack coffee and some other coffee and tea that we found later it was crap/low quality or even fake. We read later on TripAdvisor that many people say don’t buy anything there. They said the coffee is low quality and over priced on TripAdvisor. We spent like $110 cad on coffee and tea boxes…
I read online later on that the price heavily inflated like 2-3 times what you can buy in the market at Ubud. They were warning not to buy anything when you go visit this coffee farm/plantation. So I should not have listened or trust my Bali driver at all. He lied and said the stuff here is good quality stuff when I asked him about it before I was about to buy. What a bunch off bullshit… Drivers taking tourists to a coffee plantation/farms that sell fake or low quality coffee is like a scam or ripping tourists off…He later told me later on that all drivers making 20-30% or more commission off what we spend so they will always tell us the products is great and we should buy. Do not trust drivers! I don’t mind paying more but it has to be decent/good quality stuff not crap. So don’t trust drivers when you hire them. They all get commissions off of what we buy/spend even if the product is crap..lol
Thailand and China is super famous for aggressively luring tourists to their friend’s stores/shop but I didn’t realize Bali was the exact same crap. Lol… Now we will be super alert mode everywhere we travel and always look up prices and reviews online b4 we buy anything or just skip shopping completely…Best and safest thing is just buy from large Duty Free shops at airport. It is safer and more clean/fair prices!! We did this mostly in previous trips and had no issues :)…I messed up a bit in Bali. But overall had a good experience. I even got get diarrhea from trying the coffee when I landed in Canada so my friend said to just throw it away. I was going to give some of these coffee and tea to friends and family as souvenir gifts but not anymore. What a waste of money buying them in the first place! 🙁
More tourist in Bali have fallen victim to this Coffee Plantation Scam as recently as last year in 2018! There are tons of bad reviews from tourists who bought and many are calling it Fake Coffee/Tea and SCAM!
Check all the reviews out below. The scam happened at this Satria Agrowisata Coffee Plantation Tour in Bali/Ubud 🙂
Banjar Basangambu, Tampaksiring, Indonesia