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Finca El Rubi Papayo – Naturals (Colombia)

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  • Producer: Johanna & Heiner Lazo
  • Region: San Adolfo, Huila, Colombia
  • Type: 100% Arabica
  • Roast Profile: Filter Roast
  • Altitude: 1650 -1800 MASL
  • Process: Naturals
  • Varieties: Papayo
  • Flavor Notes: Vanilla Essence, Honeydew Melons, Kiwi, Black Currant

We’re thrilled to celebrate our newest exotic rarity with you – Papayo Naturals from Finca el Rubi in Colombia. Papayo is a very rare varietal found only in the Huila department of Colombia. Initially assumed to be a Caturra mutation, genetic testing has revealed a closer relationship with Ethiopian Landrace (varietals native to Ethiopia). It gets its name, “Papayo,” from the appearance of the cherries that are oblong, resembling tiny papayas. This coffee is a truly opulent indulgence. We invite you to immerse yourself in the sweet and bustling aromas of vanilla essence and honeydew melons and revel in a luscious tactile experience, throwing out sweet notes of kiwi and black currant.

Nearly three decades ago, Heiner Lazo bought Finca el Rubi at San Adolfo, Huila, assisted by his parents, as a wedding gift for his future wife, Johanna. Here’s what he had to say about why he did it:

“This farm was a wedding present from me with the help of my parents. If you love your woman, you have to give her something special like a diamond or ruby. My love was so big that one ruby could not express it, so I gave her thousands of rubies, that looked much nicer to me, and it gave us much more than a stone could ever give to a person. All these coffee rubies helped us move forward and raise three beautiful daughters. When they are big enough and find their husbands to be, I will tell them what a real ruby is.”


So many aspects of the delight and love for craft coffee is tied to origin, varietal and post-harvest processing. While roasting is a deeply integrated art that polishes the jewel of craft coffee, it is but one stage in the grand expedition. To shine more of the spotlight on the uniqueness of certain coffee varietals and the impact of the origin where they are produced on the end product, we present to you this series of super-specialty nanolots – Exotic Rarities.

Grind Size

Whole Beans, Turkish, Espresso, Aeropress, Moka Pot, South Indian Filter, Inverted Aeropress, V60 Pourover, Electric Drip Filter, Chemex, French Press, Cold Brew, Channi


125g, 2x125g

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