Cupping Notes: Grape Jelly, Mixed Berries, French Toast, Lemongrass
Description: Baroida Estate Natural 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 sun-dried on raised beds.
The Colbran Family, and specifically Nichol, has put in quite the effort into the Coffeelands Estate, and it shows on the cupping table. This natural is punchy and exciting. We get notes of Grape Jelly and Mixed Berries, Sweetness of French Toast, and a floral linger of Lemongrass.