Farmer: Colbran Family – Baroida Estate - Aiyura - Kianantu - PNG
The Colbran family has been farming exquisite coffee in the eastern highlands of Papua New Guinea since 1960.
This year they decided to process a small lot of the same coffee three different ways... Washed, Honey and Natural.
Each lot of coffee has been meticulously processed to highlight the unique impact that fermentation can have on the final cup profile of the coffee.
The Colbran family has been careful to retain the intrinsic flavour that exists in their coffee without overly influencing the taste profile through excessive processing.
It is for this reason we decided to buy all 3 processes as we felt they were all an excellent example of their respective fermentation style.
It is quite rare to have 3 coffees from the same estate taste so good!
This particular lot was processed as a "Natural". This involves fermenting and drying the coffee while the complete cherry is intact. Careful attention must be paid to choosing the appropriate ripeness and paying particular attention to regularly turning the coffee while its drying.
Tastes like: Winey, cherry, milk chocolate and pomegranate. A full and coating mouthfeel with a rich sweetness and clean aftertaste.