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Arrived September 8th, 2021.

Forward has purchased 5 x 35kg bags of Felipe Arcila Natural EF2 Castillo.

The entire lot of Five (5) bags has been booked by Rogue Wave Coffee in Edmonton, Alberta.

Felipe Arcila is one of the founders of Cofinet, an exporting partner we've been working with, in Colombia. He is also a coffee producer and owns a farm with his brother, Carlos, called Jardines del Eden.

Felipe grew up in coffee. His father, Jairo, purchased his first coffee farm in 1987. Now with over 15 years of experience in the coffee industry, Felipe is dedicated and driven to make a positive impact on other coffee growers' lives and projects, through shared knowledge and hand-in-hand success. 

You can find more wonderful offerings of Felipe's featured here.

This Castillo lot was grown at Jardines del Eden, a coffee featured for Season 3 of the Forward Lottery. This farm is within the department of Quindio, near the city of Pijao. The farm was purchased with the intention of experimenting and finding new methods and approaches to push the boundaries of coffee. Here they grow many exotic cultivars, such as Gesha, Sudan Rume, SL-28, Wush Wush, Laurina, and more. Jardines del Eden is one of the highest altitude farms in the region.

After harvesting only the ripest, deep red/purple Castillo cherries, this lot was exposed to a dry aerobic fermentation in ceramic tanks for 24 hours, then placed inside GrainPro bags and fermented for 48 hours inside a water tank that held a consistent temperature of 22C. Following these sophisticated fermentations, this coffee was dried for 14 days in raised beds.

Variety: Castillo
Price per kilogram: 11.00 USD FOB
Process: Natural EF2 
Total kilos purchased: 175kg (5 x 35kg bags) 
Harvest date: November 2020 
Fermentation: 24-hour whole cherry aerobic fermentation in plastic tanks, followed by a 48 hour, controlled temperature anaerobic fermentation in GrainPro bags

Drying time: 13 days total drying
Drying temperature: 25°C Max. - 15°C Min.  
Altitude: 1800 - 2000masl
Region: Pijao, Quindio