PNG Baroida Geisha Washed
About this coffee
This single-variety Geisha lot is from Baroida Estate. Located in the Kainantu District, Eastern Highlands Province, 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 Nichol runs the plantation.
As part of his never-ending efforts to expand and improve quality at Baroida Estate, Nichol planted 22,200 Geisha variety coffee plants in 2017. The first lot of Washed Geisha was produced in 2021. Given the excellent cup profile, Nichol has already moved forward with expanding his Geisha production. He is growing additional 800 Geisha seedlings in the nursery and 6,000 in the seedbeds.
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 1,691 meters above sea level amongst thousands of hectares of cleared land with former colonial coffee estates surrounding them (now run by native landowners) and flanked by mountains filled with small holder coffee producers who cultivate close to a million trees.
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