Last year Viking Coffee Roasters knocked it out of the park none other than a CM Colombia Pink Bourbon. A hard act to follow one might think, but Marcus and the Viking team, along with our mates at Cofinet have been busy finding the latest in Colombian innovation. Strap yourself in, this is about to get wild as we share our first additive processed coffee from none other than Cofinet's own farm and co-founder Filipe Arcila.
About Filipe, words by Cofinet:
Felipe Arcila is one of the co-founders of Cofinet along with his brother Carlos Arcila. They are the 4th generation of coffee growers. Their father, Jairo Arcila, is a third-generation coffee grower from Quindío. Jairo told his sons that the coffee industry was not profitable because of the many economic challenges he had faced in the past. Because of this advice, Felipe and Carlos both pushed forward with their careers in civil engineering and travelled to Australia to continue with their master’s degrees.
Felipe was amazed by the coffee culture he saw first hand Australia and was inspired to be a part of it. When Felipe finished his studies and returned to Colombia, he became more involved in coffee and started to study Specialty Coffee. Felipe and Carlos then bought Jardines del Edén where their focus is on growing exotic varieties of coffee. In 2015, Felipe and Carlos started Cofinet and began producing, sourcing, and exporting Specialty Coffee to the rest of the world.
Words by Viking Coffee Roasters:
This coffee is harvested following strict ripeness criteria, later floated and hand-sorted to remove any defects. Cherries are exposed to 30 hours of underwater fermentation before being de-pulped, during this fermentation stage, dehydrated grapes and tartaric acid were added. Parchment is gently washed and
dried under temperature-controlled conditions until ideal moisture content was achieved.
This microlot is 100% Castillo. This variety was developed by Federación Nacional de Cafeteros. It is more productive thanCaturra and resistant to coffee leaf rust.
Farm: Jardines Del Eden
Region: Pijao, Quindo
Process: Natural | | Grape - Tartaric Acid