CO-114-202012 • Past harvest

Tabi Natural Jairo Arcila

  • Conventional (no certification): $14.3301 USD / kgFOB

  • Origin: Colombia
  • Variety: Tabi
  • Process type: Natural/Sun Dried
  • Algrano's cupping score (SCA): 89.5 points
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The coffee story

Jairo Arcila is a third generation coffee grower in Quindio, Colombia. Married to Luz Helena Salazar they had two children together: Carlos and Felipe Arcila, the co-founders of Cofinet. Jairo’s first job was at Colombia’s second-largest exporter as their Mill Manager. And continued to work there for over 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. 

The process

This coffee is picked and hand sorted at Jairo's farm in Armenia, Quindio. Later transporter to Cofinet's processing station (500m away) where it was dry fermented for 16 hours. Later, cherries are floated for the second time and placed in parabolic dryers to ideal moisture content.
  • Process type
    Natural/Sun Dried
  • 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
Cherry, Rummy, Kiwi, Green apple, Boozy
Grower (Pending)
Floral, Grapefruit, Brown sugar
Quality comment
This was truly an extraordinary coffee. Just amazing. Super boozy, sparkling and intense in flavours, sweet. It has sour cherry, kiwi, tastes like apricot liqueur- in Slovakia we do this liqueurs that have a flavour of plum, apricot and such, this was like the apricot one, not sure how to describe it better. It also had like this fermented green apple taste, not exactly something we have flavour tags for.
Grower (Pending)
Sensorial radar
Carlos Andres Arcila Salazar

Carlos Andres

Colombia FairTrade, Organic
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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