Double Trouble Jairo Arcila - Limited Edition

Double Trouble Jairo Arcila - Limited Edition


 
 
We are thrilled to release our second Double Trouble box featuring two different coffee varieties cultivated by Jairo Arcila at Finca Villarazo farm in Quindio, Colombia.
 
Gesha, SL 28, Pacamara, Tabi, Pacas, Bourbon…
...No, these are not strange names straight out of sci-fi books. They are coffee plant varieties.
 
You’ve probably seen them on coffee bags or café menu boards before, but we know sometimes it can be a little bit confusing. This is why these two coffee offerings are so exciting to us. They are a fun opportunity to taste how two coffee varieties taste different, even when the trees are grown on the same soil under the same conditions, and the beans are processed using the same technique of experimental extended fermentation. It’s a reminder that coffee is a diverse and fascinating world to explore – and we are honoured to help you journey into it.
 
 
This box was design with a focus towards education in the most natural way; it’s a brain teaser, an epic taste test, a way to challenge your palate, and tickle your coffee knowledge.
  • What's inside the box?

    Cup profiles will be sent out with the boxes!

     

    Tabi - Natural EF1

    250g

     

    Producer: Jairo Arcila

    Variety: Tabi

    Process: Natural EF1

    Altitude: 1.400 - 1.450 masl

    Harvested: 2020

    Cupping score: 88

     

    Tabi which means “good” in the Guambiano (a native Colombian tribe) dialect is a unique variety and the result of many years of research done by the National Federation of Coffee Growers of Colombia, starting in the 1960’s. It’s a crossing between Typica, Bourbon and the Timor Hybrid, very resistant to Coffee Leaf Rust and with wild results in the cup.

     

    Red Bourbon - Natural EF1

    250g

     

    Producer: Jairo Arcila

    Variety: Red Bourbon

    Process: Natural EF1

    Altitude: 1.700 – 2.000 masl

    Harvested: 2020

    Cupping score: 88.50

     

    Bourbon coffee beans are considered among the best in the world of specialty coffee. This Red Bourbon varietal has a much higher yield than Gesha and a unique cup profile that is characterised by its high sweetness and gentle brightness.

     

  • Meet the farmer

    Jairo Arcila is a third-generation coffee grower, married to Luz Helena Salazar and the father of Carlos and Felipe Arcila, the co-founders of Cofinet (our partner that produces, sources and exports specialty coffee to the rest of the world while also representing and supporting many Colombian Specialty coffee growers, with the aim to create sustainable, ethical and long-term direct relationships between farmers at origin and roasters around the world).
    Jairo Arcila has been a part of Cofinet from the very beginning. Listening to his sons’ expertise in picking practices, sorting and processing of coffee cherries.

     

    Jairo’s first job was at Colombia’s second-largest exporter as their Mill Manager, where he continued to work for more than 40 years until his retirement in 2019.
    Jairo bought his first coffee 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 the local exporter. Using his savings Jairo slowly managed to purchase five additional farms. First Villarazo, then Mazatlan, Santa Monica, Maracay and Buenos Aires.
     

  • Process

    These lots were exposed to a dry anaerobic fermentation of 48 hours. The coffee was then placed inside grain pro bags for 30 hours, maintaining temperatures below 22 degrees Celsius by placing the coffee inside a water tank. Later the coffee was placed on raised beds below 35 degrees Celsius until the ideal moisture content was achieved.

     

€44.00Price