Papa New Guinea Baroida Estate Coffee Beans 340 gm - Propeller Coffee

Papa New Guinea Baroida Estate Coffee Beans 340 gm - Propeller Coffee

Papa New Guinea Baroida Estate Coffee Beans 340 gm - Propeller Coffee

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Tasting Notes: Pear + Vanilla + Pineapple
Process: Washed
Altitude: 1850 meters
Varietal: Arusha, Bourbon

Baroida Estate is located in the Aiyura area of the Kainantu District, Eastern Highlands Provence. The estate was founded by Ben Colbran in the 1960’s when the government encouraged foreign agricultrualists to begin cultivating land throughout the highlands. Today, Ben’s son Nicol along with his own two sons Chris & Rhett run 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 anyone can remember, refusing to budge through the most severe floods, even when other rocks have been washed away.
For decades, the Colbrans served as collectors and agents for large multi-national tradehouses supplying high-grade plantation coffee and locally sourced parchment to buyers in Goroka. Although highly sought after they were largely undervalued. In 2010, MTC and the Colbran family joined a partnership to bypass large multinational exporters and focus on small-lot unique coffees.

The plantation itself covers around 220 hectares and is divided into 29 plots, each plot a single varietal. Although the varietals are eventually blended, each lot is harvested and processed in isolation. QC procedures are meticulous at Baroida - each harvest batch is pulped, processed, dried, and assessed in separation. All Baroida coffee is washed using disk pulpers, and fermentation is typically done for 36 hours. Mucilage is removed through natural agitation.
Baroida continues to push the envelope of what is possible in the incredibly challenging context of Papua New Guinea.

Coffee Importer: Sucafina
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340 gm 


About Propeller Coffee:


At every step in the process, we take the extra steps to make our coffee the most sustainable it can possibly be: we maintain direct trade relationships; roast our beans using energy-efficient approaches in our low footprint roastery; use biodegradable packaging for our coffee and offset our transportation with Bullfrog’s bio-diesel program.

Propeller has also attained B Corp status, a rigorous international certification for companies that create local prosperity, strong communities, and a sustainable environment.


Finding unique, high-quality coffees is a never-ending quest for us. Our ultimate goal is to purchase 80-90% of our coffee directly from farmers. Every coffee we buy must be chosen through a meticulous selection process. An inspection of the unroasted (green) beans is done to check for any visible defect such as insect damage, black beans, sour beans, broken beans or foreign matter. This rules out a lot of coffees - upwards of 80% of the world's coffees are poor quality and exhibit all sorts of defects that would never make the cut for us. If the sample passes this first test we will lightly roast 100 grams of it in our sample roaster. Then we will cup this sample according to SCAA cupping protocols. The purpose of cupping is to test for quality and flavour. We score all samples using SCAA cupping forms and on the cupping app Catador. If a coffee meets all our criteria (free of defects, & has good acidity, body, balance, and sweetness) and scores high enough, we will consider purchasing it.


2016 Propeller was named micro-roaster of the year by industry trade publication Roast Magazine.

Using a piece of roasting software called Cropster, we record every single batch of coffee that we roast on our Loring SmartRoaster (uses about 85% less energy than a traditional machine). We use this collection of roast profiles a bit like a recipe book for coffee. When a new coffee arrives we first do a bit of homework to figure out a good initial recipe/profile to use on this coffee. We measure the moisture content and density, then check the bean varietal, growing conditions, and elevation, and then search our recipe book for a coffee that we’ve previously roasted that is similar to this new coffee. We will roast the coffee, then cup/taste it and discuss how we can tweak the roast profile to develop it to its full potential.

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