This coffee is a natural anaerobic processed, single varietal Castillo, produced by Jairo Arcila, at his Santa Monica farm in Pijao, Qundio, Colombia . Roasted to a medium/light roast level, this is a truly unique coffee that is bursting with fruit flavours; we taste notes of red berries and cola, with a creamy mouthfeel. Ready to step out and try something different? Then this coffee is for you!
This lot underwent a one day fermentation in an anaerobic environment. Following this, the fermentation was extended in Grainpro bags submerged in a water tank for consistent temperature control. It was then placed on raised beds to dry in whole cherry, stalled in the middle of this drying, gather in Grainpro bags for two days, then left again to fully dry.
Jairo Arcilla is a third generation coffee grower from Quindio, Colombia. He purchased his first 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. In the future you can look forward to a wider array of Jairo’s coffees being featured by Alternate Route Coffee Co.