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Cupping Information

Aroma: Sweet and floral

Flavor: Peach, cherry and honey

Acidity: Tangy

Body: Juicy

Aftertaste: Praline

Roast Scale
Region Information

Farm: Hacienda La Papaya

Altitude: 2100 m

Varietals: Typica

Harvest: June-August

Production Method: Washed

LA PAPAYA Ecuador

Crisply sweet, richly dry. Kumquat, cocoa nib, vanilla, allspice and molasses in aroma and cup. Bittersweet in structure with brisk acidity; full, satiny-smooth mouthfeel. The finish simplifies, though resonates pleasantly with both tart and rich elements. The bottom line: An aromatically bright and rousing Typica cup, high-toned with bittersweet citrus and rich spice notes.
Ken Davids, CoffeeReview.com April 2019


For generations, Juan Peña’s family produced ornamental long-stemmed roses on the hillsides of their family farm, Hacienda La Papaya. But after disastrous weather wiped out his flower fields a decade ago, Juan replaced his lost crop with coffee seedlings. Since then he has become one of Ecuador's most celebrated specialty coffee producers and his elegant, complex coffees have repeatedly won international barista and roaster competitions.

Although this lot is comprised exclusively of Typica, Juan grows several varieties of coffee at La Papaya and constantly experiments with cultivation and processing methods. He also generously provides seedlings and nursery space to neighbors and farm workers so that they can plant coffee crops of their own.

$23.00 12 oz


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