Farm: Santa Móinca
Altitude: 1500 MASL
Process: 30hr Washed
Cup Score: 87
Chocolate, Caramel & Pecan
We love Jairos coffee and are delighted to be working with him for another season. This lot, unlike the extended ferms & crazy fruit infusions we’ve previously showcased, is a wonderful showcase of varietal - Caturra.
This fantastic 100% Caturra lot, after selective picking and sorting, is floated to further remove any under/over ripe fruit. The whole fruit is then exposed to 30hrs of underwater fermentation before being pulped. The parchment is then gently washed off and the coffee is dried in temperature controlled conditions until the ideal moisture content is achieved - this is usually 5 - 9 days.
This clean, round tasting Caturra is perfect for espresso, with or without milk.
Finca Maracay and Santa Móinca sits at 1400 masl, and has been owned by the Arcila family since 1990.
Jairo purchased his first coffee farm, Finca La Esmeralda, in 1987 where he planted his first Caturra lot. Using his savings Jairo slowly managed to purchase five additional farms. First Villarazo, then Mazatlan, Santa Monica, Maracay and Buenos Aires. During harvest time he is able to provide much needed jobs to locals, which has a significant economic impact on their community.
With the help of his 2 sons, Jairo has improved picking, sorting, and the processing of his coffee and also now grows exotic varieties like Pink Bourbon, Papayo and Geisha across all his farms.
Jairo Arcila is a 63 year old third generation coffee grower in Quindio, Colombia. He first worked as a mill manager for Colombia’s second largest exporter for over 40 years, and managed to earn a supplemental income alongside this full-time job.
Jairo started growing coffee 35 years ago when his father got very sick and could not manage his farm anymore. After a few years Jairo managed to purchase his own land and continues growing coffee til today.
He is married to Luz Helena Salazar, a now renowned coffee producer in her own right, they had two children together: Carlos and Felipe Arcila who also produce their own coffee lots and are the co-founders of Cofinet.