CO-165-202106 • Current harvest

Castillo Natural White Wine Fermentation Luz Helena

  • Conventional (no certification): $12.3459 USD / kgFOB

  • Origin: Colombia
  • Variety: Castillo
  • Process type: Natural/Sun Dried
  • Algrano's cupping score (SCA): 88.75 points
  • Available quantity: 57 bags
  • Minimum order quantity (MOQ): 4 bags
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  • New crop samples are expected to be available by 27 Jun 2021
  • Available for shipping from Oct, 2021 to Jan, 2022.
  • ETA Bremen, Germany: January 2022
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The coffee story

Luz Helena, the mother of Felipe and Carlos Arcila (the brothers who run Cofinet to export the family's coffees) has always been an incredible advocate for coffee from an early age. She grew up in Armenia, Quindio, which is part of the coffee triangle in Colombia. (The coffee triangle use to be the highest producing coffee of Colombia 20 years ago).  This lot comes from  Finca Maracay, an 8 hectares farm in Armenia.

Luz Helena has not only managed her own coffee farm, but she has also managed other farms that produce other commodities such as avocado and oranges.  

The process

This coffee was exposed to a dry anaerobic fermentation of 30 hours. Later placed on raised beds until 20% moisture content is achieved, afterwards coffee is placed inside grain pro bags again for 80 hours (at this stage fermentation is driven by natural yeast) and later left to dry on raised beds to 10.5% moisture content.
Produced & offered by Cofinet
  • Colombia
  • Single farm
  • Organic, FairTrade
  • 16 sales on Algrano
  • 2 Average orders per roaster
  • 11 Roaster relationships
  • Seller relationships with Roasters in
Trusted by
Miró Manufactura de Café
Langøra Kaffebrenneri

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.

  • Process type
    Natural/Sun Dried
  • Altitude range
    1600m - 2000m
  • Harvest period
    June, 2021 - December, 2021
  • Average yearly production in bags

Coffee Quality Evaluation

Cupped: June, 2021
Seller (Pending)
Cupped: N/A
SCA Score
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Key flavor notes
Tropical fruit, Grape, Boozy, Floral Violet, Coconut, Black currant, Winey, Cacao
Seller (Pending)
Floral, Pear, Spice
Quality comment
Fruity, sparkling in acidity and general mouthfeel- like orange natural wine, complex in flavours and elegant in the rest of the attributes. Very nice experience!
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Sensorial radar


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:

1. Buy now, pay later
Pay your coffee after its delivered in Europe. This option generates an additional fee, displayed in the shopping cart.

3. Pay 10 days after placing the order
We will send you a 10 day invoice straight after you placed your order.