This is our fourth year in a row working with the superstar producer that is Jairo Arcila. Mandarin, peach, passionfruit, strawberry and now we are very excited to bring in this Lychee lot! These coffees are divisive, we would highly recommend you try some and make your own mind up.
Jairo Arcila is 63 year old engineer who, after working for a few years as an engineer, was offered a role by the same company to manage a dry mill in Pereira, Risaralda. Jairo has been working for the last 40 years for RACAFE, the second largest exporter of coffee in Colombia. At RACAFE, Jairo worked as a mill manager for 30 years and for the last 10 years he has been managing the lower grades business.
Jairo started growing coffee 35 years ago when his father got very sick and could not manage his farm anymore. After a few years Jairo managed to purchase his own land and continues growing coffee until today.
This coffee was produced by Jairo Arcila at Santa Mónica. This lot was exposed to a dry anaerobic fermentation period of 72 hours with the pulp on. During this fermentation stage lychee and wine yeast were added. The cherries were then pulped and placed on raised beds until the ideal moisture content was achieved.