Fresh Strawberry leads to flavors of Grilled Peaches and Brown Sugar
La Leona, Santa Barbara (1550m)
Traditionally Washed Caturra and Parainema
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In some sense you could say that there would be no Saint Frank without Benjamin Paz. The seed for the relationship model of Saint Frank was planted through experiences with Benjamin and his family at the base of the Santa Barbara mountain, one of the world's premier coffee growing regions. After years of supporting and representing these great producers and terroirs, Santa Barbara’s global ambassador has his own story to tell through his own coffee, La Laguneta. Named in honor of the original farm of Benjamin’s father, Fidel Paz, La Laguneta begins a new expression of this family’s great coffee legacy.
La Laguneta is managed by the trusted and hard-working Don Elias, as Benjamin calls him, living on the farm and caring for the trees and land. Many varieties are grown over several parcels at his farm but this first to produce and develop is this lot: a mix of Caturra and Santa Barbara's very own Parainema variety discovered here and very likely the only of its kind in the world. Still a young farm, this coffee is developing a unique fresh and tart strawberry acidity from the Paraneima while the Caturra grounds and balances the profile with flavors of grilled peaches covered in caramelized brown sugar.