Proud Mary Coffee - Solar Eclipse
Tasting Notes: Passionfruit, blueberry, chocolate, & syrupy
Region: Aiyura, Kianantu, Eastern Highlands
Elevation: 1700 - 1850 masl
Variety: Typica, Bourbon, Arusha, & Mundo Novo
Process: Anaerobic Natural
About: Ben Colbran moved from New Zealand to Papua New Guinea in the 1960s when the government encouraged foreign agriculturalists to cultivate the land throughout the highlands. He founded Baroida Estate and was one of the first farmers to grow coffee in the valleys of the Kianantu District. Today, Ben's son, Nicol, manages the estate. Baroida gets its name from the spirit, believed by the locals, to live in a large rock that sits in one of the main rivers. The rock is famous for having never budged despite the severe floods that sometimes afflict the area. This lot was fermented in a sealed bag for 36 hours before being sundried on raised beds as whole cherries, creating a very lively and syrupy coffee.