Arrived June 22nd, 2022 to Calgary Warehouse in Calgary, AB.
Forward has purchased 10 x 35kg bags of Felipe Arcila Natural Frozen Natural Castillo.
Felipe Arcila is one of the founders of Cofinet, an exporting partner we've been working with, in Colombia since we started in 2019. Beyond operating Cofinet, Felipe is also a coffee producer and owns coffee producing farms with his brother, Carlos, one of which is 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 anaerobic fermentation in ceramic tanks for 24 hours, then placed inside GrainPro bags and fermented for 60 hours inside a water tank that held a consistent temperature of 22C for 72 hours, the coffee was then frozen for 72 hours. Following these sophisticated fermentations, this coffee was dried for 14 days in raised beds.
The flavour profile of this coffee has an intensity to it that presents in deeper chocolate tones such as a high percentage dark chocolate and cacao nibs. There's a rich sweetness of panela and honey. This coffee is fantastic as a base in milk, complimentary the sweetness of the steamed milk.Variety: Castillo
Price Forward paid per kilogram: $23.10 USD FOB
Process: Natural ICE
Total kilos purchased: 350kg (10 x 35kg bags)
Harvest date: November 2021
Fermentation: a dry anaerobic fermentation in ceramic tanks for 24 hours, then placed inside GrainPro bags and fermented for 60 hours inside a water tank that held a consistent temperature of 22C for 72 hours, the coffee was then frozen for 72 hours
Drying time: 14 days total drying
Drying temperature: 35 °C Max. - 18°C Min.
Altitude: 1800 - 2000masl
Region: Pijao, Quindio