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Ecuador - Juan Peña - Hacienda La Papaya Lot 19 *New*

Ecuador - Juan Peña - Hacienda La Papaya Lot 19 *New*

Ecuador - Juan Peña - Hacienda La Papaya Lot 19 *New*


This is our 2nd offering from Juan Peña and we couldn't be more pumped! This time we went with Lot 19 - the anaerobic natural process version of the original direct to drying bed natural coffee we brought into the mix last fall. This new release is very fruit forward, but balanced by meticulous processing methods, which showcase the beautiful floral side of the coffee too. This is a stunner of a coffee and we were lucky enough to be able to grab one of the small allotments that made it state side to Collaborative Coffee. Hope you enjoy this special coffee as much as we do! 

Hacienda La Papaya is owned and operated by Juan Peña, one of Ecuador's most famous specialty coffee producers. He has been recognized for many top producer awards in Ecuador and throughout the World. His coffee has also been utilized in many Barista Competitions.

Juan grows many varieties of coffee at Hacienda La Papaya, most notably Typica, Sidra, Gesha, with others also in production. He is actively engaged with processing experiments and tries to find the next best practice or method to make improvements to the coffee he produces. With the support of lead, Segundo Cartuche, the team leader for wet processing and coffee drying, Hacienda La Papaya is able to introduce scientific, refined practices and measurements into their production.

Juan is an active member of his community, allowing neighbours to utilize his facilities, such as the nursery and the micro-mill, to help the overall sector of La Papaya grow and develop. Segundo Cartuche is an example of this, with his own plot of land and his own production, via the support of Hacienda La Papaya.

The coffees produced at Hacienda La Papaya are the result of the meticulous integral process, beginning with the genetics of the seeds in the nursery and knowing the mother plants. Every year the farm experiments with various controlled fermentation and drying, creating exquisite flavors in the cup.

After being harvested, selected and cleaned, the cherries in this lot go to polyethylene tanks to be fermented for a time between 100, 120 and up to 240 hours. The anaerobic process is carried out without oxygen, in the shade and temperatures during fermentation are not allowed to exceed 24 ° C .After being fermented,  the whole cherries are transferred to the drying rooms for approximately 30 days.

Typica Mejorado has an extremely interesting and unique flavor profile. In fact, some coffee professionals say they even prefer it to Gesha! This specific lot starts with a noticeable sweet, bright, and fruity first sip - no booziness in this natural. It then fades to floral, lime acidity, and a hint of caramel as it cools. You will definitely notice the Gesha similarities and one amazing cup. Enjoy!! 

Roast Profile: Light Roast

Producer: Juan Peña

Farm: Hacienda La Papaya Lot 19

Region: Saraguro, Loja, Ecuador

Variety: Typica Mejorado

Elevation: 2000 masl

Process: Anaerobic Natural

Tasting Notes: Ripe Apricot, Juicy Pink Grapefruit, Jasmie Floral, Cream Soda