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Arrived September 8th, 2021.

Forward has purchased 5 x 35kg bags of Natural WWF Castillo.

One (1) bag has been booked by Alternate Route Coffee in Leduc, Alberta.

One (1) bag has been booked by Single V Coffee in Burnaby, British Columbia.

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 a farm called Maracay. Located in Armenia, Quindio, where Jairo grows Caturra and Castillo. 

After harvesting only the ripest coffee cherries, Jairo utilized a fascinating method that he and his sons have called White Wine Fermentation. This lot began with a 30-hour aerobic fermentation in ceramic tanks and was then taken to raised beds to dry until 20% moisture was achieved. At this marker, Jairo then placed the coffee cherries into sealed GrainPro bags for 80 hours to ferment an additional time. They were then left to dry on raised beds until 10.5% moisture. This method was inspired by the styling of Malolactic Fermentation utilized in the wine industry.

Variety: Castillo
Price per kilogram: 11.00 USD FOB
Process: Natural WWF (White Wine Fermentation)
Total kilos purchased: 175kg (5 x 35kg bags) 
Harvest date: January 2021 
Fermentation: Two stages of fermentation: first, aerobic 30 hours in ceramic tanks, and second, anaerobic 80 hours in sealed GrainPro bags. For full details, reference paragraph above.

Drying time: 11 days total drying
Drying temperature: 27°C Max. - 17°C Min.  
Altitude: 1550 - 1600masl
Region: Armenia, Quindio