Colombia Jairo Arcila (Honey) Filter

Juicy and balanced, with hints of tangy passionfruit curd and lemonade.

$21.00

per 250g

  • Info

    We are excited to welcome a new Caturra microlot from producer Jairo Arcila and Finca Santa Monica. The Caturra variety originated in Minas Gerais, Brazil as a natural mutation of Red Bourbon and is known for being more productive and resistant to disease than its Red Bourbon.

    The ripest cherries are carefully handpicked and, once sorted for defects, exposed to a dry anaerobic fermentation for 18 hours at the La Pradera washing station. Traditionally, anaerobic fermentation uses water (and a sealed, oxygen free environment) to wash and separate the bean from the mucilage. With this lot exposed to a dry fermentation, the process is carefully monitored and maintained to avoid unwanted over fermentation. With a percentage of mucilage left intact, the coffee is dried on raised beds.

    While the coffee is grown at Finca Santa Monica, processing is completed at La Pradera washing station. La Pradera features four large concrete patios with sliding roofs, providing the ability to control the weather and the amount of heat the coffee absorbs daily. The initial drying stage takes place on these patios, and the second stage takes place on raised beds. During this second stage, the fermentation time is often extended by placing cherries on the lower beds where they receive less natural light. Towards the end, the lots are moved onto higher beds to reach the desired moisture content.

  • Technical Details
    • Producer: Jairo Arcila
    • Farm: Finca Santa Monica
    • Processing: Honey
    • Varieties: Caturra
    • Harvest: 2018
    • Altitude: 1400 - 1450 masl
    • Region: Armenia, Quindio

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