Papua New Guinea Baroida Estate

Raw sugars gain a caramelized aspect, accented by notes of date and palm sugars, caramel popcorn, honey wheat puff cereal, and dark steeped tea. Acidity recalls black tea with a long, strong tannic aspect in the finish.

Region: Aiyura, Kianantu District
Variety: Arusha, Bourbon, Typica
Altitude: ~1700-2300 masl
Processing: Wet Process (Washed)
Certification: Farm Gate

The Baroida Plantation, located in the Eastern Highlands of Papua New Guinea, was founded by Ben Colbran in the 1960s. Ben first purchased the land from a native man named Taro and they were amongst the first people to cultivate crops in these valleys. In 1965, the government encouraged the early settlers to start growing coffee as a long-term sustainable crop. Ben started to plant coffee trees becoming one of the first coffee producers of the Eastern Highlands The Colbran Family is now in its third generation with Ben's son Nichol and grandson Chris running the Baroida plantation. Through either luck or good design, the Baroida plantation sits at the apex of the Lamari River valley and Mount Jabarra range. The plantation itself is at about 1700 meters amongst thousands of hectares of cleared land with former colonial coffee estates surrounding them (now run by native landowners) and flanked by mountains (up to 2300 meters) filled with smallholder coffee producers. I visited last season, which was a large crop but a difficult one, too. All the coffee came in a short time span, and the drying of parchment from the smallholder neighbors that the Colbrans bought from did not seem good, in my opinion. That is why this lot, from their own farm, seemed to have better picking and processing since it is all done under the control of the estate.

      Description from Coffee Shrub.

      Regular price $18.00

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