A spectacular and excotic coffee from Papua New Guinea!



Quick Facts

Country: Papua New Guinea (Eastern Highlands)
Farmer: Colbran family
Varietal: Arusha, Bourbon, Typica, Caturra
Processing: Washed
Altitude: 1800 to 2000 meters above sea level

Tasting notes:

Passion fruit, lychee & mandarin

Brewing method:

Brews especially well as pour over (for example V60 and Chemex)

More About

The Tairora coffee is a result of a liaison between the Baroida Estate and its surrounding smallholder communities. The estate is owned and run by the Colbran family, based in Papua New Guinea’s Eastern Highlands. Ben Colbran acquired the Baroida Estate in the 1960s incentivized by the local government to attract foreign agriculturist investing in the land. The estate is not only a plantation but also a central washing station. The coffee producers around the estate sell their cherries to the Baroida mill for processing. The Colbrans offer extensive outreach, pre-finance, and technical support to their suppliers in order to secure the best fruit in the region. Doing so, the Colbrans source coffee cherries from the nearby village called Kobuta. Without the means to organize all the smallholders into a cooperative, the Tairora coffee shows it is possible to bundle forces into cooperation and to increase quality to obtain a better price in a difficult and complex environment.