CO-111-202012 • Past harvest

Castillo Natural EF Felipe Arcila

  • Conventional (no certification): $11.905 USD / kgFOB

  • Origin: Colombia
  • Variety: Castillo
  • Process type: Experimental
  • Algrano's cupping score (SCA): 87.0 points
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The coffee story

Felipe is one of the co-founders of Cofinet. His father, Jairo Arcila, was a big influence in his life and sparked his interest in coffee. Felipe lives in Armenia, Quindio with his mother, Luz Helena Salazar and father. He is very motivated in expanding the horizons of Colombian coffee and loves experimenting with coffee. He is also the founder of the internship programs at Cofinet.  

The process

This coffee was exposed to a dry aerobic fermentation of 24 hours, later placed inside grain pro bags for 60 hours maintaining temperature below 22 degrees celsius by placing the coffee inside a water tank. Later, placed on raised bed until 18% moisture content is achieved, afterwards coffee is placed inside grain pro bags again for 50 hours and later left to dry below 40 degrees celsius on raised beds until 10.5% moisture content was achieved.
  • Process type
  • Harvest period
    December, 2020 - December, 2020

Coffee Quality Evaluation

Cupped: October, 2020
Carlos Andres Arcila Salazar
Grower (Pending)
Cupped: October, 2020
SCA Score
Grower (Pending)
Key flavor notes
Strawberry, Maracuja, Rummy, Floral Violet, Spice, Greenish, Candy-like
Grower (Pending)
Orange, Green apple, Watermelon
Quality comment
Smooth, elegant, fruity, sweet, yummy. Complex in flavours- forest strawberry rather than strawberry.
Grower (Pending)
Sensorial radar
Carlos Andres Arcila Salazar

Carlos Andres

Colombia Organic, FairTrade
Innovative family business w/ big and micro-lots

WE ARE A FOURTH GENERATION COFFEE GROWERS FROM QUINDÍO-COLOMBIA Over the last 85 years, our family business has been growing and distributing the finest Colombian coffee to local exporters. In 2015 we expanded our operations and began producing, sourcing and exporting speciality coffee to the rest of the world. As growers, we specialise in alternative processes that are new to Colombia. At our farm and Processing Centre La Pradera, the most exotic varieties are processed achieving profiles that are distinctive for Colombian coffees. Cofinet also represents and supports a large number of Colombian Specialty coffee growers. We pride ourselves on creating sustainable, ethical and long-term relationships.

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  • Relationships with Roasters in
    Switzerland, Czechia, United Kingdom, Ireland, Norway, Poland, Romania, and Slovakia
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Trusted by
Miró Manufactura de Café
Langøra Kaffebrenneri


Once the ordering period ends we will consolidate all coffees in a shared container. During transport, your coffee is fully insured. We will keep you informed about the shipment status.

Upon arrival of the coffee at the warehouse, you can choose between 2 delivery modes:

  • Doorstep delivery: We will take care of transport to your roastery. We will provide your coffee fully insured until it is ready for unloading from the truck at your roastery.
  • EXW (ex. warehouse) means that we will provide the coffee ready for pick-up at the terminal of the warehouse. You are responsible for organising transport and insurance from the warehouse to your roastery.

Currently, we can deliver coffee anywhere in Europe, except Hungary. For all European buyers, the coffee will be provided custom cleared in any case. Roasters in Switzerland choosing EXW will be responsible for customs clearance.

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2 payment methods are accepted on Algrano:

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