Jairo Arcila Natural EF2

Jairo Arcila Natural EF2

  • Tasting Notes Pear tarte tatin with strawberry
  • Location Quindio, Colombia
  • Elevation 1400 - 1450m
  • Details Natural EF2
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    Region Quindio, Colombia
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    Varietal Castillo
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    Elevation 1400 - 1450m
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    Process Natural EF2
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    Importer Cofinet

Taste Notes

Pear tarte tatin with strawberry. Super sweet with a creamy finish

Our first of two juicy bangers from Jairo Arcila a third generation coffee grower in Quindio, Colombia. Married to Luz Helena Salazar they had two children together: Carlos and Felipe Arcila, the co-founders of Colombian specialty exporter Cofinet. Jairo’s first job was at Colombia’s second-largest exporter as their Mill Manager and he continued to work there for over 40 years until his retirement in 2019. 

Jairo bought his first coffee farm, Finca La Esmeralda in 1987, where he planted his first Caturra lot.  He was fortunate enough to earn money by producing coffee while also working full time for the local exporter. Using his savings Jairo slowly managed to purchase five additional farms. First Villarazo, then Mazatlan, Santa Monica, Maracay and Buenos Aires. 

This 100% Castillo lot comes from Finca Villarazo and undergoes the EF2 experimental process. The acronym 'EF' stands for extended fermentation, and the '2' refers to the extra two days the coffee is left to ferment. Extended fermentation simply means to draw out the fermentation process beyond the 'traditional' period to achieve a cup profile that is unique and fruit driven with increased sweetness and complexity.

This coffee was exposed to an initial dry anaerobic fermentation of 24 hours, before being placed in grain pro bags for 60 hours maintaining temperature below 22C by plaving the bags in a water tank. The cherries were then placed on raised beds until the ideal 18% moisture content was achieved. Finally they were placed back inside the grainpro bags for another 50 hours and then left to dry on raised beds to achieve 10.5% moisture. 



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