Little Big Coffee Roasters
Jairo Arcila Gesha, Colombia, Filter
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 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, Castellón and Buenos Aires. Y
This lot is from a farm called Castellón. Located near Circasia, Quindio, where Jairo grows only Gesha.
This lot was carefully hand-picked and hand-sorted. The whole cherries were then exposed to a dry aerobic fermentation in ceramic tanks for 24 hours, then placed inside GrainPro bags and fermented again for 48 hours inside a water tank that held a consistent temperature of 22C. Following these sophisticated fermentations, this coffee was dried for 14 days in raised beds.
This coffee is of the Gesha variety, it is a prized variety known for its distinct floral characteristics. This Gesha differs, it does have some floral aromas, but in the cup we get mangoes, soursop and a distinct passionfruit tea flavour.