Country: Papua New Guinea
Region: Baroida, Aiyura
Varietal: Arusha, Bourbon, Mundo Novo, Typica
Farm: Baroida Estate
Altitude: 1,700 - 1,850 MASL
Cupping Notes: Fig, Milk Chocolate, Orange, Sugar Cookie
Recommended Roast:City to Full City
Good For:Pour Over, Auto Drip, Full Immersion, Espresso
Description: Baroida Estate Washed 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 and then goes through dry-fermentation for 36 hours. Once coffee is washed clean of mucilage, it’s transferred to tarps and sun-dried, being turned regularly to ensure even drying.
The Colbran Family, and specifically Nichol, has put in quite the effort into the Coffeelands Estate, and it shows on the cupping table. With this washed lot we get fruity notes of Fig and Orange, a sweetness of Sugar Cookie, and silky linger of Milk Chocolate.