Blitar Regency, Indonesia

5.0
(19 reviews)19

Learn How Coffee is Made in an Old Coffee Plantation

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Connect with the locals
17 travelers recommend this host to have close contact with locals
Connect with nature
16 travelers recommend this experience for reconnecting with nature
Accepts couples and pairs of volunteers
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What you offer

6h

Hours per day
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Animal Care
Help look after and take care of animals.
Social Work
Help with volunteer work in local projects and communities.
Farming
Plant crops, sow seeds and help in outside tasks.
Gardening
Help grow plants and cultivate gardens
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What you get

2

Days off per week
Have some time off for yourself, go explore the city or rest for a while.
Private Room
You will have a bed in a private room. In other words, a room just for you.
Shared Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other travelers.
Lunch
You are entitled to a free lunch, every day of your stay.
Fast Internet Access
High-speed internet for you to work remotely
Use our equipped kitchen
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
Discounts on Tours
Get discounts for tours and excursions around town.
Free Tours
We’ll take you on tours and rides around town. For free!
Get free drinks or beverages.
Drink up! Get free and tasty drinks for yourself.
Free Events
Get free entrance for the best events in town.
Language lessons
Take free language classes at our place.
Permaculture Course
Take part in our Permaculture course for free.
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The host will pick up and drop off travelers from Drake Bay Airport (DRK) free of charge. Travelers arriving by boat in Drake Bay will need to pay for a taxi transfer to Finca Ganadito (around USD 30).
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Finca Ganadito will offer you a volunteering certificate.
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Availability

Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Stay at least
2 weeks
Stay up to
1 month

The Experience

This plantation is a 19th-century Dutch Colonial heritage with lots of history and locally-harvested coffee. It is managed by one of the most influential and respected families in Blitar and has been handed down from generation to generation. In 2015, the property was opened to the public, offering tours through the coffee fields, museums, and a warehouse -converted cafe that has the charm and relaxed vibes of a Dutch-Indies past life.

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Requirements

  • Fluent English or Fluent Indonesian
  • Between 18 and 40 years old
  • Welcomes solo volunteers, couples, and partners of volunteers
  • Be from outside Indonesia

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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19 Reviews

5.0

Host & Team

5.0

Hours & Tasks

5.0

Plantation

4.5

Learning & Fun

5.0

How this experience will transform you

  • 17 Meeting locals
  • 16 Get in touch with nature
  • 16 Immersing in the local culture
  • 13 Meeting international travelers
  • 9 Developing social awareness
  • 9 Practicing English

This host contributes to Sustainable Development Goals

  • 9 15. Life on land
  • 8 17. Partnerships for the goals
  • 6 4. Quality education

Brazil

5

The farm is a very peaceful place, surrounded by lots of nature. If you're looking for that kind of atmosphere, I highly recommend it. The people who work there are very welcoming and friendly and it was incredible to work with them. The tasks are simple, involving manual labor to maintain the farm and common areas and also as a waiter at the cafe. If you're interested, you can learn a lot about coffee from the baristas. The food served to the volunteers was very good too. On the free days they give you the chance to explore the area and do activities, which is great. I'll miss this place!

22 days ago


de replied

Hey Senhor Luca!

Thanks for your help during Ramadan, even though it's quiet around here. Our chat video about Brazilian football, I think, will be one of the most interesting podcast videos I've ever made.

If Brazil wins the 2026 World Cup, let's make a deal for a video call, okay?

Cheers and coffee up!

(Remember... Brazilian coffee was originated from Java, lol)

-Wima-

United States

5

I immediately felt like I was part of the family at the host! Wima, his family, and staff are so hospitable and incredibly nice people. I had a daily schedule to keep busy but still had free time to explore Blitar and the surrounding rice paddies and plantation. Absolutely wonderful experience for my first world packers stay.

about 1 month ago


de replied

Hey Elle!

Another Bostonian has graced our coffee plantation.

I've really enjoyed our time together these past two weeks. So many things were made easier because of you, especially with the help on the video promo with the podcast and subtitles.

I'm really sorry I couldn't say goodbye on the last day. Hopefully we can meet again in Boston... maybe you'll treat me to a Boston Celtics game, haha...

United States

5

I will never forget my time here. I could write about many things, but the people here are the BEST. Every person on the plantation is welcoming&genuine. Each person that you meet is friendly&kind. You should expect the accommodation to be very simple, naturally with a few bugs involved. But if you're looking to make some great connections, experience the culture, share your own culture, &learn a bit about coffee then I highly recommend here. I miss it so much , but I'll definitely be back. Thank you all for making me feel like a part of the family. Terima kasih banyak! Sempai jumpa lagi!! 😁

about 2 months ago


de replied

Bri!

What a three enjoyable weeks with you. Learning English was fun, chatting, hanging out, singing, playing games, and of course, seeing how well you work here. Thank you for bringing joy to our place.

I will remember you as the record holder, the only volunteer who had no plans to go anywhere one hour before leaving this place. Congratulations! But please don't do it again haha...

Whenever you want to come back, remember that here is your Indonesian home.

United States

5

This was a wonderful experience, and i'm so glad I got to stay on the host. Alfi, Wima, Risma, and all the many other staff members are so lovely and hardworking. Everyone is welcoming and kind, and I miss them all already. The rooms are simple but I loved having a space to call my own and there is a kitchen we're able to use as volunteers. The work itself was mostly gardening/maintenance in the morning and then working in the cafe later in the day. We usually finished quickly and there was lots of time to explore the plantation fields, which are beautiful, or relax.

3 months ago


de replied

Hi Natalie!

You are a young girl who is brave and smart. I am very happy to discuss a lot with you, one of them is about movies. I hope your dream of becoming a filmmaker comes true. And thank you for participating as “ghost” in our content :p

If I go to the US, I will definitely visit you in Seattle.

See you again, Natalie (Portman)!

Poland

5

It's definitely one of the best volunteering experiences ever. I had an amazing time with them and I would love to come back one day. Everyone at the plantation is very welcoming and you can feel like a part of their family. The tasks are easy and very interesting as you do different activities everyday. We went out to the city together, enjoyed local food, learned about the culture. Truly amazing experience! I loved it and can't wait to come back one day!

4 months ago


de replied

"Happy to have your presence here, Weronika!

It's like a reminder of my "European home," Poland, full of memories.

Looking forward to our funny video, hopefully it will attract a lot of viewers! Thank you for your help while you were here! Hopefully we can meet again in your beautiful city, Krakow!

P.S. I just regret that I only found out that you're a veterinarian on the last day. Why didn't you say so from the beginning... we have horses, deer, birds, snakes, and crocodiles that need special attention..."

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