Papua New Guinea Baroida Estate
DIRECT TRADE COFFEE
This is fully washed coffee produced by the Colbran family in Kainantu, Papua New Guinea. Look forward to a luscious cup with a rounder acidity profile and notes of stone fruit and marmalade, alongside a heavy confectionary sweetness.
Baroida Estate is in the Kainantu District, Eastern Highlands Province of Papua New Guinea. The estate was founded by Ben Colbran in the 1960’s when the Government encouraged foreign agriculturalists to begin cultivating land throughout the highlands. Ben first purchased the land from a native man named Taro and was amongst the first farmer to cultivate coffee in these valleys. Today, Ben’s son Nicol runs the plantation. The name ‘Baroida’ comes from the Baroida spirit, believed by locals to reside in a large river rock sitting in one of the main rivers flowing through the estate. This particular rock has stubbornly remained in the middle of the river for as long as anybody can remember, refusing to budge through the most severe floods, even when other rocks have been washed away. The Baroida plantation sits at the apex of the Lamari River valley and Mount Jabarra range. The plantation itself sits at about 1,691 meters above sea level amongst thousands of hectares of cleared land with former colonial coffee estates surrounding them (now run by native landowners) and flanked by mountains filled with small holder coffee producers who cultivate close to a million trees. Today the farm composes around 220 hectares of mature coffee trees alongside some sections of newer plantings. Colbran Coffeelands also works with farms and farmers in the surrounding region, offering processing and marketing support.
1g of coffee to 16-17g water / Slurry temperature (coffee+water): 200 - 205 ̊F / 93 - 96 ̊C / Extraction: 20 - 21% / TDS 1.38-1.41%
- Producer: Colbran Family
- Country: Guatemala
- Region: Baroida, Aiyura, Kianantu
- Elevation: 1700 - 1850 m.a.s.l
- Variety: Arusha , Bourbon, Mundo Novo, Typica
- Process Method: Washed
- Roast Level: Light Filter Roast