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PNG Baroida Estate Natural

$21.00

Out of stock

The Baroida Estate sundried natural bursts with intense fruity flavors like blueberry and various tropical fruits with a chocolate-syrup finish.

Producer: Baroida Estate
Region:
Mount Jabarra Range, Kainantu District, Eastern Highlands
Roast Level:
 Light
Process:
Sundried Natural
Variety:
Typica, Bourbon, Mundo Novo, Arusha

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PNG Baroida Estate Natural

PNG Baroida Estate Natural

$21.00

Out of stock

The Baroida Estate sundried natural bursts with intense fruity flavors like blueberry and various tropical fruits with a chocolate-syrup finish.

Producer: Baroida Estate
Region:
Mount Jabarra Range, Kainantu District, Eastern Highlands
Roast Level:
 Light
Process:
Sundried Natural
Variety:
Typica, Bourbon, Mundo Novo, Arusha

The Baroida Estate sundried natural bursts with intense fruity flavors like blueberry and various tropical fruits with a chocolate-syrup finish.

Producer: Baroida Estate
Region:
Mount Jabarra Range, Kainantu District, Eastern Highlands
Roast Level:
 Light
Process:
Sundried Natural
Variety:
Typica, Bourbon, Mundo Novo, Arusha

Clear

COFFEE INFO

In general, coffees from Southeast Asia tend to taste overtly “woody” and “faded”. These flavors come from improper production methods that leave too much residual moisture in the coffee seeds. This residual moisture leads to “off” flavors (think unnecessarily musky and earthy) that we avoid when purchasing coffee. Because of this, we haven’t purchased many coffees from this area in the last several years, opting for cleaner and fresher coffees from East African and the Americas.

Thankfully, Nichol Colbran and his team at Baroida Estate are trained in specialty coffee production methods, which result in truly clean and flavorful coffees. Instead of musty and old flavors, coffees from Baroida are reminiscent of qualities we find around the African Great Lakes region as well as tones similar to those from Colombia. The result is something completely unique and refreshing – something we are really excited to have back in the roastery each year!

Beginning a few years ago, the Baroida Estate team began testing new fermentation methods atypical for coffees from Papua New Guinea. We tend to find wet-hulled or fully-washed fermentation methods, which make sense given the climatic conditions of this area, and though the estate produces mainly fully-washed coffees, they have also begun producing sun dried-naturals, honeys, and anaerobic fermentation lots.

This is our second year sourcing the absolutely fantastic sundried natural fermentation lot from Baroida Estate. Last year it was one of our quickest selling coffees ever, and this year we purchased more volume to make sure it doesn’t disappear so soon!

The sun dried natural coffees are the result of leaving the coffee seeds inside of the coffee-fruit for 20-30 days. During this time the cherries slowly dry, allowing a specific kind of fermentation to take place which results in wild and fruity flavors. This specific coffee is one of the most fruity and funky coffees we’ve ever tasted, and still it retains a beautiful structure and brightness in the cup. We specifically taste flavors of blueberries and fruit punch, which makes for one heck of an experience. Drinking this coffee is like sipping a summer sangaria!

PARTNERSHIP

The word “Baroida” comes from the Baroida spirit, which local people believe dwells within a large stone in the middle of the Lamari river. Despite many floods, this stone has not moved even an inch, and is a testament to nature’s resilience.

In a similar manner, despite the many challenges that come with coffee farming, the Colbran family has remained resilient and now produces some of the highest quality coffee in Papua New Guinea. Ben, his wife Norma, and their three children moved from New Zeland to Papua New Guinea in the 1960s, a period of time where the PNG government was promoting foreign agriculturalists to relocate in order to stimulate the domestic agricultural sector. Ben and the family purchased the Baroida estate from a local man and immediately began planting many different crops. Despite seeing success from growing conventional fruits and vegetables, Ben was ultimately interested in growing coffee. After many years of laboring and working towards his goal, Ben Colbran began to plant coffee and his new company, Colbran Coffeelands, quickly became well known in the industry.

Today, Nichol Colbran, who grew up on the estate and has learned about specialty coffee since his youth, manages and owns the estate. Over the years Nichol has painstakingly adapted his agricultural methods to successfully grow specialty coffee in his unique geographical region which receives heavy continuous rainfall (unlike East Africa, where the Typica and Bourbon seeds originally came from). His meticulous attention to detail translates directly to the cup, where we taste rich and deep tones you can only find in Papua New Guinea.

We are so excited to be partnering with the Baroida Estate for the second year in a row. This was a staff and customer favorite last year, and sold out in less than a month!

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