Earth Company’s Visit to Talasi at Batukaru

By Talasi Word -- November 29, 2022


About the Company

Recently, we at Talasi were grateful to have hosted Earth Company for our product journey at one of our Estates at Batukaru, Tabanan, in Bali. Earth Company is an impact-driven social enterprise that offers transformational support to change-makers, delivers inspiring educational programs, provides professional consulting services, and manages a next-generation eco-hotel in Ubud, Bali called Mana Earthly Paradise.

Based in Japan and Indonesia, the company was founded by Aska Hamakawa, Tomo Hamakawa, and Bella Galhos after the couple asked Bella to speak as their guest during the Unsung Heroes of Compassion from His Holiness the Dalai Lama award ceremony.

Aska and Tomo had worked in international development for over a decade when they met Bella in 2007 while they were all pursuing postgraduate studies at the University of Hawai’i. At the time, Bella was a scholarship awardee at the university studying to rebuild her home country Timor Leste. As a student, she would send part of her scholarship fund back to her homeland to support her extended family. Her life story inspired the couple to make a commitment to support her whenever she decided to take initiative.



A Delightful Product Journey at Our Batukaru Estate

During their visit to our Talasi Estate @ Batukaru, they went on our Product Journey to have a first-hand experience on our site and see for themselves our Talasi Five E Theory and the joy of making an impact on the grassroots communities while cultivating our land and our people together.

Here at the hills of Batukaru, we work closely with all the stakeholders to produce our premium products, with the main products at the Origin: Batukaru being coffee, cocoa and arenga.



Our Shared Values

Being a social enterprise, Earth Company share similar values with what we at Talasi hold as the foundation of our practices. Realizing that our current way of life is not sustainable, Earth Company takes action to find solutions for both environmental and social challenges. They envision a world in which individuals and companies take responsibility for the impact of their own actions on the future of this planet, and governments adopt a model of development that not only values but prioritizes human values and the future of the planet.

It is at their core philosophy at Earth Company that we as a species are not the sole owner of this planet, borrowing an old Native American proverb “We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors. We borrow it from our children.”

Building a better place for the generation to come is of the utmost importance for both Talasi and Earth Company. We are committed to doing that step-by-step by empowering, inspiring, and advising the communities and all the stakeholders involved.

Experience Product Journey at Talasi Estate @ Batukaru

Here at Talasi Estate @ Batukaru, we always welcome anyone who is interested in getting a first-hand experience of the clean air and the beautiful nature of our estate in Batukaru, Tabanan, Bali, while enjoying the product that we discover from this origin. Meet the farmers who grow our cocoa and coffee products and all the other stakeholders involved. Hear their stories, how they made our products into perfection, and be inspired.

Book your visit and explore Talasi Estate @ Batukaru with us. We will see you here.


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How can I contribute? How do we create a better livelihood? How can we use the abundant natural resources and add more value to their lives. This was my purpose calling and I have spent my adult life in the business of adding value to Indonesian natural resources. 

After a few days in Sumba, I was reenergized and felt the urge to start a new journey. This new endeavor will be different. This time I intended to bring more power to the smallholders and farmers in creating a sustainable chain that can give value and impact on their lives. And I named this enterprise Talasi which in sanskrit depicts trees that always bear flowers, fruits and new leaves, and a sweet fragrance or cornflower in Latin America.

Talasi is about exploring and discovering the potential in the obscurity. Talasi is about setting up and operating at the Origin. Talasi is about working with the community, providing them with knowledge, skills and tools. Investing at the grassroots level and connecting the chain to sustain and maintain nature while enhancing livelihoods. With the end game of empowerment to the people of the land.

With the creation of our premium honest brands, Watu and Toye across food and natural ingredient products, everyone can be part of this vision with each purchase in support of the same values and mission to empower the grassroots communities.

We will soon complete our full facilities and retreat in Sumba which is currently roasting our Watu cashews. And our Batukaru Talasi Retreat, Bali opened earlier this year with Flores next in line.

I am excited about what the future holds for “the Origin” and I would like to take this opportunity to extend my personal humble invitation to each and everyone you to visit us and “Experience Talasi”.

Let’s discover the Origin,
Alisjahbana Haliman