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Ecuador La Papaya

  • $20.99

Hacienda La Papaya is the farm and estate owned and operated by Juan Peña, who is perhaps Ecuador's most famous emerging specialty-coffee farmer. Juan grows several varieties on his land and is actively engaged with new processing experiments. Pineapple sweetness, raspberry acidity, coconut Milk, medium body.

Weight 10 oz. (283g)

Coffee Info

Juan is a multi generation farmer, but he's relatively new to coffee: A former long-stem-rose producer, he started experimenting with coffee plants in about 2010, after disastrous weather wiped out his flower fields. Turning his energy entirely to coffee, he has worked to develop as healthy, hardy, and horticulturally intentional a farm as possible, with a very well-nurtured plant nursery. 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.

Roast Profile  Medium
Process Washed
Variety Typica
Location San Lorenzo, Saraguro, Loja

 

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