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 high-lands. He founded Baroida Estate and was one of the first farmers to grow coffee in the valleys of the Kianantu District. Today the estate is managed by his son Nicol. Baroida gets its name from the spirit believed by the locals to live in a large river rock that sits in one of the main rivers that flow through the estate. The rock is famous for having never budged despite the severe floods that sometimes afflict the area. This coffee was pulped and dry fermented for 36 hours before being washed and sun-dried.