Galery Paint Jesus in Bali

Do you see the painting of Jesus in the photo above? Well, if you've come to see or buy that painting, you're going to be disappointed. Someone has already bought it – for Rp 40 million!
And that's a reasonable price, since not only is it a fine painting, but the image was put on the canvas using … coffee. Yes, powdered coffee dissolved in acrylic to be used as paint. The various shades of sepia and brown, ranging from pale to dark, were produced by varying the roast of the coffee beans and the proportion of coffee to acrylic in the mixture.
There is probably only one artist who produces coffee paintings, or "coffeeart", in Indonesia – Rudy Sri Handoko. Working with Wirawan Tjahjadi, owner of the Kopi Bali House and the Butterfly Globe Brand brand of coffee, he displays his coffee paintings in the gallery. This three-story gallery, occupying the right side of the coffee shop, was opened in March 2007.
The coffee shop itself has been open for around four years and serves a wide range of coffee drinks, including some from rare varieties. For example, peaberry coffee is made from single-bean berries, whereas most coffee berries contain two coffee beans. They also serve the famous–kopi luwak, or civet coffee, which has been swallowed by and passed through the digestive tract of a civet cat. So rare is it that for a single cup of kopi luwak, said to be the world's finest coffee, you pay Rp 200.000.
The shop also sells coffee soap, perfume, and vinegar and serves both traditional and international dishes. And if you are thinking of opening your own coffee shop, they have instructors and a training room on the second floor. The Kopi Bali Gallery is more than just an ordinary coffee shop; it is a place where true coffee aficionados can enjoy drinking top-quality coffee while appreciating fine coffee paintings – and if you like one, you can buy it.

Kopi Bali Gallery
Pertokoan Graha Niaga Sanur No. 4
Jl. Bypass Ngurah Rai 405E Sanur, Bali
Tel: +62 361 270990, Fax: +62 361 270993

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