About this coffee
NOTES: JUICY MANDARIN, TANGERINE, ORANGE BLOSSOM, SWEET PANELA AND DARK CHOCOLATE
This coffee was grown by Jairo Arcila at the farm Santa Mónica. This lot was exposed to a dry anaerobic fermentation of 48 hours. During this fermentation period, dehydrated mandarin skin was added to the anaerobic environment. The coffee was then gently washed and placed on raised beds mixed with dehydrated mandarin skin below 35ºC until ideal moisture content was achieved. This microlot is 100% Castillo. This variety was developed by Federación Nacional de Cafeteros. It is more productive than Caturra and resistant to coffee leaf rust
Jairo Arcila is a third-generation coffee grower from Quindio, Colombia. He is married to Luz Helena Salazar and they have two children together, Carlos and Felipe Arcila. Jairo’s first job was at Colombia’s second-largest exporter, working as their Mill Manager for over 40 years until his retirement in 2019.
Jairo has received great advice and guidance from his sons who are now experts in producing Specialty Coffee. With their help, Jairo has greatly improved the picking, sorting, and processing of his coffees. His sons have also guided Jairo in the production of exotic varieties. He now grows varieties like Pink Bourbon, Java, Papayo ,and Gesha growing across his farms. The guidance from his sons has empowered Jairo and given him the tools needed to produce fantastic coffees with amazing flavour profiles.
Besides coffee, Jairo also grows other agricultural products on his farms such as mandarin, orange, plantain, and banana. Jairo enjoys starting the day with a really good breakfast! But most importantly, he enjoys spending time with his family.