|Flavor profile||Lychee, vanilla, papaya, tuberose, lemongrass|
|Altitude||1450 - 1500 m.a.s.l.|
|Processing||72H Lychee Anaerobic Fermenation|
|Omni||perfect balanced for espresso and filter extractions|
This coffee was grown by Jairo Arcila at the farm Santa Mónica. It was exposed to a dry anaerobic fermentation period of 72 hours with the pulp on. During this fermentation stage, lychee and wine yeast were added. The cherries were then pulped and placed to dry on raised beds until ideal moisture content was achieved.
This microlot is 100% Castillo, a variety that was developed by Federación Nacional de Cafeteros.
Jairo Arcila is a third-generation coffee grower from Quindio, Colombia. He is married to Luz Helena Salazar and they have two children together, Carlos and Felipe Arcila. Jairo’s first job was at Colombia’s second-largest exporter, working as their Mill Manager for over 40 years until his retirement in 2019.
Jairo has received great advice and guidance from his sons who are now experts in producing specialty coffee. With their help, Jairo has greatly improved the picking, sorting, and processing of his coffee. His sons have also guided Jairo in the production of exotic varieties, their guidance has empowered and given him the tools needed to produce fantastic coffee with amazing flavour profiles.
Besides coffee, Jairo also grows other agricultural products on his farms such as mandarin, orange, plantain, and banana. Jairo enjoys starting the day with a really good breakfast! But most importantly, he enjoys spending time with his family.