JAIRO ARCILA 70kg @ $11/kg
Arriving early-July 2021
Forward purchased 35 x 70kg of Jairo Arcila Washed Field Blend
Ten (10) bags has been booked by Alternate Route Coffee in Leduc, Alberta.
Jairo Arcila is a third generation coffee producer from Quindío, Colombia. He is the father of Felipe and Carlos Arcila, the owners of Cofinet as well as familiar farms such as Jardines del Eden.
He purchased 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 one of Colombia's largest coffee exporters. Using his savings Jairo slowly managed to purchase five additional farms. First Villarazo, then Mazatlan, Santa Monica, Maracay and Buenos Aires. You can find more wonderful offerings of Jairo's coffee featured here.
This lot is from Santa Monica, the largest of Jairo's farms at 50 hectares, and is made up of Castillo and Caturra. It volcanic soils, with ideal temperatures, altitude and rainfall for producing consistent, high quality coffee. He also grows Gesha, Pink Bourbom, Tabi, Papayo, Caturron, Red Bourbon and a plethora of other fruits, vegetables and other coffee cultivars.
Jairo only allows the ripest coffee cherries to be harvest, then ferments the whole cherry for 24 hours in covered ceramic tanks, prior to being pulped, gently washed and later place on raised beds until 10.5% moisture is obtained.Variety: Caturra + Castillo
Price per kilogram: 5.72 USD FOB
Total kilos purchased: 2450kg (35 x 70kg bags)
Harvest date: November 2020 - January 2021
Fermentation: 24 hour whole cherry fermentation in covered ceramic tanks, pulped and washed
Drying time: 10 - 12 days in raised beds.
Drying temperature: 27°C Max. - 17°C Min.
Altitude: 1500 - 1600masl
Region: Armenia, Quindio