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Papua New Guinea

Boana

We find flavours of crisp apple acid, malty

Body     Acidity
Roasted omni for filter and espresso

Baroida Estate is located in the Aiyura area of 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.

For decades, the Colbrans served as collectors and agents for large multinational traders, supplying high-grade plantation coffee and also locally sourced parchment. Although highly sought after, these coffees were fundamentally undervalued. In early 2010, our sourcing partners MTC and the Colbran family partnered, with the aim to focus on unique, small lot specialty coffees.

Boana is sourced from surrounding small-holder coffee communities who delivery fresh cherry to the Baroida wet mill collection. The cherry is sorted and checked for quality and the growers are paid on the spot for their crop.

The coffee is processed by the Colbrnas at the Baroida mill. The Colbran family continue to push the quality envelope in one of the most challenging coffee. Flavor profiles here are incredibly unique, with an intense and vibrant fruit-forward expression.

 

All the images and information about this coffee and its producers have been kindly shared by the importer, Mtc, and edited by us, Sample Coffee (unless linked to or credited otherwise).

Resting beans inside the sealed bag helps develop peak flavours and acidity

Learn how long and why you should wait in our brewing window recommendations.

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1:3
dose:yield
ratio

To brew on espresso, we recommend using 20g of beans (dose) to get 60g of espresso out (yield), during 24-28 seconds.

g dose
g yield
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1:16.7
beans:water
ratio

To brew in infusion/fed brewers (V60, Chemex) use a ratio of 1:16.7 ratio of beans:water.

g beans
g water
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1:14.3
beans:water
ratio

To brew in immersion brewers (plunger, AeroPress, Kalita, batch brewer) we recommend using a 1:14.3 ratio of beans:water

g beans
g water
View full recipes and videos in our brewguides

1:12
beans:water
ratio

To brew as cold brew we recommend using a 1:12 ratio of beans:water

g beans
g water
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Producer

Baroida Estate

Country

Papua New Guinea

Region

Eastern Highlands

Altitude

1,685–1,870m above sea level

Varietals

Arusha, Typica, and Bourbon

Process

Washed

Harvested

May 2019

Body

Medium

Acidity

Crisp

Tasting notes

Crisp apple acid, malty

Roast style

Omniroast

Map showing location of Papua New Guinea Boana

Varietals

Arusha varietal

This is a new varietal! We’ll add more details here soon.

Bourbon varietal

A natural mutation of the Typica varietal, Bourbon is named after Reunion Island (then known as Il Bourbon) where the French cultivated the Typica plants which naturally mutated.

Typica varietal

Considered to be one of the ‘genus’ varietals from which all other varietals have mutated from

The location

Coffee from Papua New Guinea

PNG is a new and exciting country for us – stay tuned for more details

Farm processes

Washed process

Machines are used to remove the flesh from the coffee cherry before being fermented in water, washed again, and finally sun dried. This process tends to result in more distinct, cleaner flavours.


Coffee delivery: coffee in resealable bag and farm information card

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