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Arrived September 8th, 2021.

Forward has purchased 3 x 35kg bags of Felipe Arcila ICE Natural Pink Bourbon


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 Pink Bourbon lot was grown at Jardines del Eden, a coffee farm 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.

This Pink Bourbon 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. After these controlled fermentations, the coffee was frozen for 72 hours, prior to being dried on raised beds until 10.5% moisture was achieved.

Variety: Pink Bourbon
Price per kilogram: 26.40 USD FOB
Process: Natural ICE
Total kilos purchased: 105kg (3 x 35kg bags) 
Harvest date: December 2020 
Fermentation: Please reference the paragraph above

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