May 2016 - September 2016
About Juan Pena
In the six years that Juan Peña has been producing coffee, he’s become one of those producers whose name rings loudly throughout the coffee world every harvest. He’s the descendent of a long line of farmers and has applied that depth of knowledge to his farm, La Papaya. He began his career in coffee after a devastating storm laid waste to his long-stemmed rose farm. In the five short years Mr. Peña has been producing coffee, he has experimented with a myriad of single varietals and processing methods from washed to honey processes.
This micro-lot was imported by our friends at Cafe Imports in Minneapolis, who have developed a strong, direct relationship with Mr. Peña through the years. Our roast of La Papaya is fully washed and is comprised solely of the much-loved typica varietal. In our initial roasts, we’re tasting honey sweetness, huge florals and a lovely blackberry finish.
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