A coffee from Ecuador with notes of white grape and nectarine, a coffee of rare finesse!
Hacienda La Papaye
Hacienda La Papaya farm and estate is owned and operated by Juan Peña, Ecuador's most famous specialty coffee producer. He and his coffee have won the Sprudge, the Best Producer Award and several American Barista Championships.
Juan grows several varieties on his land, including Typica, Sidra, B7 and Gesha. The Sidra is a cross between a Bourbon variety and a Typica variety (themselves genetically relatively close). Sidra can express very particular fruity and floral characteristics. When grown at higher altitudes and processed meticulously, Sidra varieties stand out on the tasting table. Juan is also still actively engaged in many processing experiments. His farming is meticulous, scientific, curious and generous: He provides neighbours and farm workers with space in his nursery, as well as seedlings, so that they can develop their own plots.