About the Bean
Baroida is located in the Eastern Highlands of Papua New Guinea. The plantation was founded by Ben Colbran in the early 1960's. The first cultivation was of various types of vegetable which were transported and sold in the nearby town of Lae. Later, in 1965, the government encouraged farmers in the area to start growing coffee as a long-term sustainable economic activity for the country. The Colbran family is now in their third generation of growing coffee in the Eastern Highlands.
The Colbrans explain "the name Baroida comes from an old traditional spirit that was believed to reside in a particular large rock that lies in the middle of the river that runs through the lands of the plantation. The reason it was believed a spirit, is that even the largest river floods could not move this one rock, even when all other stones and rocks were washed away."
Baroida is a simpler affair than some of the more wild, booming flavours of our other offerings. Expect more gentle, approachable notes in the cup. This is a wonderful coffee for somebody who wants to dip their toes into the world of specialty coffee.
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