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PNG Baroida Estate PLT AX Washed

Origin Papua New Ginea (PNG) /

Altitude 1 700 masl /

Crop Year 2019 /

Varietal Arusha Bourbon Typica /

Product Code 6789

About PNG Baroida Estate PLT AX Washed

Baroida Estate is located in the Kainantu District, Eastern Highlands Provence. The estate was founded by 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 farmer 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. This particular rock, has stubbornly remained in the middle of the river for as long as anybody can remember, refusing to budge through the most severe floods, even when other rocks have been washed away.

The Baroida plantation sits at the apex of the Lamari river valley and Mount Jabarra range. The plantation itself sits at about 5,550ft amongst thousands of hectares of cleared land with former colonial coffee estates surrounding them (now run by native landowners) and flanked by mountains (up to 7,500ft) filled with small holder coffee producers. With close to a million trees. The varietals are predominantly Bourbon & typical, but more importantly, there are 26 plots all GPS mapped with exact tree varietals for each plot and each day’s production is traced so you know exactly where on the plantation the coffee is sourced from.

The cup is clean & fresh, with medium body, orange-like acidity, intense rich dark bittersweet chocolate sweetness with amazing balance that sets this coffee apart.

About Papua New Ginea (PNG)

Papua New Guinea shares the eastern portion of the large island of Indonesia and comprises of 600 islands situated just below the equator and to the north of Australia.

In some parts, PNG has hardly changed in centuries and is wild-n-rugged; it has high mountains, tropical rain forests, grassy plains, sandy beaches and coral reefs. Most of the popluation still live in tribal villages, amny unconnected by roads. A tribe will not wander into another tribe’s territory for fear of inciting tribal warfare, which is still commonly fought with bows and arrows.

PNG has some of the world’s last tropical rain forests. Subsistence agriculture is very commonly practised throughout at 98% and with permanent crops at only 1.4% of arable land. Subsistence agriculture is still commonly practiced by the many. Papua New Guinea gained independence from Australian 1975, and is a Commonwealth Country.

The highlands form the back-bone of the Country, with its high altitude and cooler climate is perfect for the cultivation of high-quality Arabica Coffee. 70% of the population are still dependant on subsistence agriculture with small plots of coffee trees. Pure economics dictate traditional and natural farming procedures as chemicals, synthetic fertilisers and pesticides are both unknown and unobtainable because of cost and logistics. Resulting in coffee with naturally low levels of caffeine and acidity, with absolutely no trace elements of chemicals and pollutants. This fact is verified by independent Australian and European laboratories.