Baroida Estate is located in the Kainantu District, Eastern Highlands Province. The estate was founded by New Zealander, Ben Colbran, in the 1960’s when the Government encouraged foreign agriculturalists to begin cultivating land throughout the highlands. Ben first purchased the land from a native man named Taro and was amongst the first farmers to cultivate coffee in these valleys. Today, Ben’s son, Nicol, runs 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.
Shade trees have been planted in order to reduce requirements for fertilizer as well as keep weeds under control. Even though more shade produces lower yields, Colbran Coffeelands has established renovation and planting programs in order to be able to meet future demand. Meticulous separation for quality control helps maintain the high quality of the estate’s coffee.
After careful sorting, the cherry is pulped on disc pulpers. Then, it dry-ferments in vats for approximately 36 hours. Following fermentation, water is pumped into the vats in a circular motion to naturally agitate the coffee and remove any remaining mucilage. Coffee is sundried on tarps, where it is turned regularly to ensure even drying.
This microlot coffee lives up to the brand that’s become associated with Papua New Guinea.
Meticulously hand sorted to ensure the highest quality, the microlot is made up of a handful of varieties including Arusha, Bourbon, Mundo Novo and Typica. This coffee boasts the dynamic complexity of fresh cacao nibs, black cherry sweetness, and the finish of cola. The Colbran Family’s commitment to high-quality microlots shines through in the newest addition to our lineup.