Ecuador Hacienda la Papaya Oak Barrel Typica Natural

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Royal Coffee

This microlot from Juan Peña is a single variety (Typica) that's been fermented in oak barrels before being natural processed making for an intense and unique cup. Complex with a full body and silky texture,...
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This microlot from Juan Peña is a single variety (Typica) that's been fermented in oak barrels before being natural processed making for an intense and unique cup. Complex with a full body and silky texture, it's intensely fruity with notes of nectarine, mixed berries, tropical fruit and, as you might expect, oak!

Arrival Date: February 11th, 2022

Acidity & Brightness: Moderate acidity, very sweet

Balance & Finish: Slightly complex, lingering nutty finish

Body & Texture: Full bodied, creamy texture

Flavor Traits: Nectarine, mixed berries, tropical fruit & oak

Grade: SHG (Strictly high Grown) very dense, grown at 1900-2100 masl

Processing: Natural processed: Fermented in oak barrels for 5 days then dried on raised beds for 30 days

Variety: Typica

Grower: Hacienda La Papaya | Juan Peña

Region: Saraguro, Loja Province, Ecuador

Roasting: Start with a City+ (Light-medium), or or at the tail end of 1st crack. If you're looking for more fruity sweetness, try a City roast (light, ~45 seconds into 1st crack) and if you prefer to bring out more oak and rounded sweetness, push the roast into Full City (medium, after 1st crack but before 2nd). We'd suggest avoiding roasts going more than a couple seconds into second crack though.

Reminder: This is raw coffee. You have to roast it before brewing.

Our Review: "Have you ever paused to think about all of the amazing origin countries that the equator passes through? The most obvious, Ecuador, might not be the first to come to mind. Ecuador is one of the more elusive origins, likely the result of a high cost of production, which makes it more difficult to compete in a global market. Juan Peña, who holds a degree in agronomy, established an export company called CaféExporto to establish ways to capture quality premiums from coffee grown at his farm called Hacienda La Papaya. Juan’s passion for research has helped him unlock the potential for quality with different varieties and processing methods. This lot is an example of careful selection of the typica variety and unique processing methods. Carefully harvested cherries are fermented in oak barrels for 5 days and then gently dried on raised beds for up to 30 days before the coffee is moved to CaféExporto, which provides crucial logistical support for things like warehousing and preparing coffee for export to the international market." - Royal Coffee

To call this coffee a rare treat would be an understatement. High end Ecuadorian coffee is already hard to find, but a single variety (in this case Typica) that's been oak barrel fermented?! That's a needle in a haystack. The care involved with this coffee really shines through in the cup. While the profile may be twisty and intense, it feels so intentional. It's got moderate acidity and a full body with a silky texture. The flavors are very fruit forward with notes of guava, raspberry and tropical fruit. Which tropical fruit? Pick one. Or all of them! We leaned toward passion fruit since it's juicy sweet but there's also a subtle tartness there. And maybe it's just the power of suggestion, but we also got oak notes coming through the mix along with a hint of spiciness.

Returns Policy

If you are unsatisfied with your green coffee purchase, we will issue you a refund in the form of an in-store credit. Since coffee is a food item, we can't take it back once it leaves our control. We will work closely with you to insure you get the quality you expected at a price that is fair. This offer is good for 30 days from the date of shipment. We will faithfully adhere to this policy for every customer, unless that customer is repeatedly abusing it. We withold the right to deny refunds, in rare cases, where a customer is repeatedly ordering coffee and then asking for a refund.

Home Coffee Roasters

The Gene Cafe and Behmor 1600 Plus are covered by a 1 year warranty from the manufacturer. The Fresh Roast SR-300 and SR-500 come with a 1 year warranty on the base unit and a 6 month warranty on the chaff collector, top cap and basket. Since the roasters are UL certified, the manufacturers ask that we refer all warranty issues directly to them. Although we do not directly provide repair service, we'll help you through the process to get your roaster back up and running. Should you return an unused roaster to us, we will refund your purchase minus the original shipping cost. Once you've used your roaster, we really can't take it back.

Other Items

Any item not covered by a manufacturer's warranty is warranted by The Captain's Coffee to meet or exceed your expectations. If you are dissatisfied with your purchase for any reason, you may return the item to The Captain's Coffee for a replacement or refund in the form of an in-store credit. This offer is good for 30 days from the date of shipment. If applicable, the manufacturer's warranty will supersede this warranty for items sold by The Captain's Coffee.


We currently ship to any location in the US with the notable exception that Note that Hawaii Department of Agriculture regulations won't allow us to ship raw coffee to Hawaii.

If you select the "Captain's Special" shipping method, please note that the choice of carrier and delivery method is then entirely at our discretion. For local pick-ups, please allow 24 hours for us to prepare your order before dropping by to pick it up. Shipping weight is calculated in US Pounds.