Coffee infused with fruit
RoastingMoka/Espresso and filter
A coffee fermented anaerobically with the addition of ripe Strawberries, is an example of how innovation and commitment can lead to extraordinary results, offering an unforgettable cup of coffee
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Origin: Colombia: Armenia, Quindio
Finca: Finca Villarazo
Growth altitude: 1400-1450 mt. a.s.l.
Variety: Pink Bourbon
Processing method: Honey + anaerobic fermentation with Strawberries
Certifications: Specialty Coffee
Cupping score: 88,5 points SCA
Everything you want to know
Jairo Arcila belongs to the third generation of a family of coffee producers in the Quindio region of Colombia. After gaining significant experience as a Mill Manager for one of the country's largest coffee exporters, he decided to focus on the production of specialty coffee, in collaboration with his sons Carlos and Felipe.
At Finca Villarazo, Jairo Arcila cultivates many exotic botanical varieties such as Gesha, Papayo, and Pink Bourbon, and it is this latter variety that is used in this micro-lot. The cultivation takes place at an altitude of 1400-1450 meters above sea level, where the Pink Bourbon plants, a hybrid variety originating from the Colombian region of San Adolfo, produce fruits with a beautiful pinkish color.
Jairo Arcila's approach to coffee production stands out for the use of innovative production processes, and this micro-lot is certainly a demonstration of that. After the manual selection and harvesting of the coffee fruits, they are subjected to a 72-hour anaerobic fermentation process, with the addition of ripe strawberries and wine yeasts. This process creates an oxygen-free environment and allows the beans to develop a unique organoleptic profile, also thanks to direct contact with the fruit.
After fermentation, the fruits are depulped, and the coffee beans are placed on raised beds for the drying phase to achieve the correct moisture level.
The result of this process is a coffee with an exceptional organoleptic profile, characterized by intense notes of Strawberry, Vanilla and Caramel, accompanied by balanced acidity and a good body.
When tasted according to SCA protocol, this unique lot obtained a score of 88.50 points.