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Papua New Guinea Baroida Estate
Pear, Vanilla, Pineapple
Baroida Estate is located in the Aiyura area of the Kainantu District, Eastern
Highlands Provence. The estate was founded by Ben Colbran in the 1960’s when the
government encouraged foreign agricultrualists to begin cultivating land throughout the
highlands. Today, Ben’s son Nicol along with his own two sons Chris & Rhett run 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 anyone
can remember, refusing to budge through the most severe floods, even when other rocks
have been washed away.
For decades, the Colbrans served as collectors and agents for large multi-national tradehouses supplying high-grade plantation coffee and locally sourced parchment to buyers in Goroka. Although highly sought after they were largely undervalued. In 2010, MTC and the Colbran family joined a partnership to bypass large multinational exporters and focus on small-lot unique coffees.
The plantation itself covers around 220 hectares and is divided into 29 plots, each plot a single varietal. Although the varietals are eventually blended, each lot is harvested and processed in isolation. QC procedures are meticulous at Baroida - each harvest batch is pulped, processed, dried, and assessed in separation. All Baroida coffee is washed using disk pulpers, and fermentation is typically done for 36 hours. Mucilage is removed through natural agitation.
Baroida continues to push the envelope of what is possible in the incredibly challenging context of Papua New Guinea.
Green Coffee Importer: Sucafina
$ 64.50 CAD
is backordered. We will ship it separately in 10 to 15 days.