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Jesse Pannabecker

Coffee Roaster | Santa Cruz, CA

Danilo Pineda is a special coffee to me. Not so much that it is the best coffee I have ever tasted, but more so a nostalgic memory. For starters, Danilo Pineda is the first coffee I ever roasted for Verve. To make an almost decade-long story very short, I have wanted to roast coffee professionally for a while. On top of that, Verve had and has always been an example of quality in the specialty coffee industry. Upon completing my first all-Jesse batch of this beautiful Honduran coffee, I was elated. I would always remember that moment.

"Upon completing my first all-Jesse batch of this beautiful Honduran coffee, I was elated. I would always remember that moment."

Aside from Danilo Pineda being sentimental to me, it is also a very approachable coffee. My wife, Olivia, noted that some coffees can be so extremely complex that their nuances and intricacies are lost to the average coffee drinker. To her, Pineda bridged that gap. It’s tropical and jammy profile is very flavorful yet welcoming.


Danilo Pineda Portrait