Jairo Arcila || CASTILLO || Strawberry Honey
Jairo Arcila || CASTILLO || Strawberry Honey
Jairo Arcila || CASTILLO || Strawberry Honey

Jairo Arcila || CASTILLO || Strawberry Honey

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Country: Colombia

Region: Armenia, Quindio

Farm: Finca Villarazo, Armenia

Varietal/Species: Castillo

Process:  Honey process, wine yeast & strawberry maceration

Roast Profile: Filter / Hybrid Espresso

Roast Colour: 78 Agtron

Flavor: Strawberry Jam,  Champagne & Turkish delight

Jairo Arcila is 63 year old engineer who, after working for a few years as an engineer, was offered a role by the same company to manage a dry mill in Pereira, Risaralda. Jairo has been working for the last 40 years for RACAFE, the second largest exporter of coffee in Colombia. At RACAFE, Jairo worked as a mill manager for 30 years.

Jairo started growing coffee 35 years ago when his father got very sick and could not manage his farm anymore. After a few years, Jairo managed to purchase his own land and continues growing coffee until today. 

This coffee was grown by Jairo Arcila at the farm Santa Mónica. This coffee was exposed to a dry anaerobic fermentation period of 72 hours with the pulp on. During this fermentation stage, strawberry and wine yeast were added. The cherries were then pulped and placed to dry on raised beds with ripe strawberries placed amongst the coffee until the ideal moisture content was achieved. This microlot is 100% Castillo. This variety was developed by Federación Nacional de Cafeteros. It is more productive than Caturra and resistant to coffee leaf rust

Roast / Brew Info:

Best Consumed: 5-20 days post-roast date

This coffee is great for filter brew methods. Our favorites are Origami Dripper, Aeropress or Clever Dripper. For filter, we recommend 6-7g of ground coffee for every 100ml  (1:16 or 1:17) of water at approx 96c. Use your kitchen scales you’ll love it!

Hybrid Espresso: 18g Dose || 50-55g Espresso || 22-25 Second Extraction || 6.5bar Pump Pressure