COFFEE OF THE MONTH
PNG Baroida AX Washed
By Jess Hol
I like that this estate, ‘Baroida Estate’, is named after a spirit that subsists in a large river rock.
The legend goes the large rock sits in one of the main rivers flowing through the estate and has stubbornly remained in the middle of the river for as long as anybody can remember, refusing to budge even through severe floods.
The name and this spirit-possessed rock, brings to mind the sheer grit and graft it takes to be an artisan producer, and the determination required to consistently produce high quality coffees.
This coffee is my pick for the month, not just because I like the story, but because it is displaying some outstanding mandarine and stewed fruit flavours and has a fantastic caramel sweetness. It is the kind of coffee that will be an absolute crowd pleaser. Balanced and juicy with the syrupy goodness that we so crave from our morning espresso.
Once you try it you just keep going back for more! You’ll see what I mean…..