Farm: Santa Móinca
Altitude: 1500 MASL
Process: 74hr Extended Fermentation, Natural (EF2)
Cup Score: 88.5
Tempranillo, Ripe Nectarine & Purple Haribo
This wonderfully rich lot was firstly exposed to a dry aerobic fermentation for 24hrs before being placed inside Grainpro bags for a further 50hrs at a controlled temperature of 22 degrees. Finally the whole cherries were placed on raised beds until an 11% moisture content was achieved.
A complete contrast to the bright & vibrant citrus world of the ‘White Wine Fermentation’ Castillo we previously showcased from Jairo - this lot has deep & rich notes of Tempranillo, syrup sweetness of Nectarines with a beautiful candied finish of Purple Haribo - this is not just a regular Natural lot!
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 until 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.
This is the second of 2x Jairo Arcila lots we’ve sourced from his latest harvest - both limited to just 100x bags each.