Ecuador, Hacienda La Papaya

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Roasts and ships Monday through Thursday.

  • We Taste: Apple Pie, Caramel, Peach
  • Process: Washed
  • Varietal: Typica
  • Region: Saraguro / Loja
  • Farm: Hacienda La Papaya
  • Altitude: 2,000 masl

Within the world of coffee producers, few names have more respect than Juan Peña. His farm and estate, Hacienda La Papaya, is possibly Ecuador’s most well-known. Juan and his coffee have won the Sprudge, top producer award and several U.S. Barista Championships. Juan also works with a select number of roasters, and we're extremely thankful and lucky to be one of them.

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 plant’s growth. Every year the farm experiments with various controlled fermentation and drying, creating some of the finest and different flavor profiles.

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