Country: Papua New Guinea
Region: Baroida, Aiyura
Varietal: Bourbon, Mundo Novo, Typica
Farm: Colbran Coffeelands
Altitude: 1,700 1,850 MASL
Cupping Notes: Orange Marmalade, Peach, Raspberry, Jasmine
Recommended Roast:City to Full City
Good For:Pour Over, Auto Drip, Full Immersion, Espresso
Description: Baroida Estate Honey is produced on the Colbran Coffeelands Estate in the Eastern highlands of Papua New Guinea (PNG), Coffeelands has not only a really great name, but quite a unique story behind it. In 1963, Ben Colbran, a New Zealand native moved to PNG with his wife, Norma, and their three children, Jill, Sandra, and Nichol. Colbran purchased a farm upon his arrival, and quickly used the farm to grow fruits and vegetables to make money quickly. He slowly saved enough to uproot the produce on the farm, and began planting coffee — what he had dreamed of growing all along! Ben sold the farm in 1979 and moved to Australia, but his son, Nichol decided to stay on the farm and work as the farm’s manager under the new owners. In 1997, Nichol bought the farm back, and has been the owner and director of the farm since then.
Meticulous separation for quality control helps maintain the high quality of the estate’s coffee. After careful sorting, cherry is pulped on disk pulpers. Then sundried on tarps, where it is turned regularly to ensure even drying. After processing this coffee is sorted to an AX grade which is a standard for screen sizes between 14 and 17.
The Colbran Family, and specifically Nichol, has put in quite the effort into the Coffeelands Estate, and it shows on the cupping table. This is such a special one from PNG. It’s not only super clean, but it’s also fruity and vibrant, characteristics not often found in PNG’s. We get notes of Peach and Raspberry, sweetness of Orange Marmalade, and a clean finish like Jasmine Tea.