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Lexington Coffee Roasters

La Papaya Ecuador

Location: Lexington, Virginia

Origin: Loja Province, southern Ecuador

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: $23.00/12 ounces

Review Date: April 2019

Agtron: 56/75

Aroma: 9

Acidity/Structure: 7

Body: 9

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Crisply sweet, richly dry. Kumquat, cocoa nib, vanilla, allspice and molasses in aroma and cup. Bittersweet in structure with brisk acidity; full, satiny-smooth mouthfeel. The finish simplifies, though resonates pleasantly with both tart and rich elements.

Notes:

Produced by Juan Peña of Hacienda La Papaya entirely from trees of the Typica variety of Arabica. This is a wet-processed or “washed” coffee, meaning the fruit skin and pulp were removed from the beans immediately after harvesting and before drying. Founded in 1990, Lexington Coffee is an award-winning artisan roasting company based in Virginia. Lexington’s focus on fresh, flavorful and sustainable coffee is reflected in its motto, “Fresh, Flavorful & Fair.” Visit www.lexingtoncoffee.com or call 800-322-6505 for more information.

The Bottom Line: An aromatically bright and rousing Typica cup, high-toned with bittersweet citrus and rich spice notes.

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