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Arrived September 8th, 2021.

Forward has purchased 1 x 35kg box of Jairo Arcila Natural EF1 Geisha.

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 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, Castellón and Buenos Aires. You can find more wonderful offerings of Jairo's coffee featured here.

This lot is from a farm called Castellón. Located near Circasia, Quindio, where Jairo grows only Gesha.

This lot was carefully hand-picked and hand-sorted. The whole cherries were then exposed to a dry aerobic fermentation in ceramic tanks for 24 hours, then placed inside GrainPro bags and fermented again 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: Geisha
Price per kilogram: 14.85 USD FOB
Process: Natural EF2 
Total kilos purchased: 175kg (5 x 35kg bags) 
Harvest date: December 2020 
Fermentation: Two stages of fermentation, first aerobic 24 hours in ceramic tanks, second anaerobic 48 hours in sealed GrainPro bags and temperature controlled

Drying time: 12 days in raised beds 
Drying temperature: 28°C Max. - 19°C Min
Altitude: 1600 - 1650masl
Region: Armenia, Quindio