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.