New! La Papaya Ecuador
We are super excited to introduce this special release natural process coffee from Ecuador’s most famous specialty coffee producer-Juan Pena of Hacienda La Papaya. It is seriously delicious! Boasting notes of mango, mulled wine, honey, coconut, and guava, our tasters called this coffee juicy, sweet-tart, and creamy exclaiming things like wow and yum! We can’t wait for you to try. Buy now.
About the Coffee. Juan Pena is well-known in the Ecuador specialty coffee world having won numerous awards including Sprudge’s Top Producer award and multiple barista championships. He grows several varieties including Typica, Sidra, B7,and Gesha. This particular lot-a Sidra-is a cross between a Bourbon and a Typica variety. When grown at higher altitudes and processed meticulously, Sidra varieties can express very unique floral and fruity characteristics.
Juan himself is actively engaged with many processing experiments. His farming is meticulous, scientific, curious, and giving. He provides neighbors and farm workers space in his nursery, along with seedlings, so that they can develop plots of their own. Hacienda La Papaya coffees are the result of a meticulous integral process. The process begins in the nursery where the best seeds are selected, considering the origin and characteristics of the mother plants. Proper sowing techniques are applied for the correct development of the plant. This ensures efficient fertilization management throughout the farm and maximum control at each stage of the plant’s growth. Every year the farm experiments with various controlled fermentation and drying, creating quality-forward, unique profiles.