LA PAPAYA [2021]




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Arrived April 13th, 2022 to Calgary Warehouse.

Forward has purchased 15 x 25kg boxes of Hacienda La Papaya Anaerobic Natural Typica lot #19.

Two (2) boxes have been booked by Eclipse Coffee Roasters in Canmore, Alberta.

One (1) box has been booked by Sought x Found Coffee in Calgary, Alberta.

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 always 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 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 a 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 some really exquisite flavors in the cup.

This Typica is an anaerobic natural with a fruity, sticky cup profile from Hacienda La Papaya. It undergoes a whole cherry anaerobic fermentation of 100 hours, with Mossto, the liquid captured after this style of fermentation is finished which is re-circulated to stimulate further fermentations. After fermentation, the whole cherry is taken for 30 days of drying in controlled temperature and humidity rooms.

Price per kilogram: $19.80 USD FOB
Process: Anaerobic Typica
Total kilos purchased: 375kg (15 x 25kg Box) 
Harvest date: September 2021 
Fermentation: Whole cherry is fermented anaerobically in temperature controlled environments that do not exceed 24°C
Drying time: 30 days in a controlled temperature drying room
Drying temperature: 22°C Max. - 8°C Min.  
Altitude: 2000 masl
Region: Saraguro, Loja, Ecuador