Colombia Jairo Arcila Caturra- Single Origin Espresso Roast




A tasty washed Colombian caturra from one of our favourite producers.
This farm lot from Jairo is crisp and clean with a vibrant acidity.
Weve roasted this coffee with slightly more development so it can make a tasty, bright and balanced modern style espresso.


COUNTRY - Colombia
REGION - Armenia, Quindio
ALTITUDE - 1450 - 1500 M.A.S.L
VARIETAL - Caturra

Jairo Arcila is a third-generation coffee grower from Quindio, Colombia. He is married to Luz Helena Salazar and they have two children together, Carlos and Felipe Arcila, who are the co-founders of Cofinet.
Jairo’s first job was at Colombia’s second-largest exporter, working as their Mill Manager for over 40 years until his retirement in 2019.
Jairo bought his first coffee farm, Finca La Esmeralda, in 1987 and this is where he planted his first Caturra lot. He was fortunate enough to earn money by producing coffee on his farm in addition to working full time. Using his savings, Jairo slowly managed to purchase five additional farms. After Esmeralda came Villarazo, Mazatlan, Santa Monica, Maracay and then Buenos Aires.
Now, during the harvest period, Jairo can provide
jobs to the locals generating an economic impact in the
community. He received great insight and expertise from his sons’ in the picking, sorting, and processing of his coffees. This insight has empowered Jairo and given him the tools needed to showcase fantastic coffees with amazing profiles from the region.

After the coffee cherries have been picked, the cherries are depulped (skin removed) or demucilaged (skin and pulp removed).
The coffees are typically then held in “fermentation tanks” for 12–72 hours, allowing for a gentle controlled fermentation to cause any remaining pulp to separate from the beans. Fermentation may occur from the moment of harvest until the seeds reach an inhospitable moisture content for them (11% moisture)
The beans are finally dried for up to 15 days on patios, raised beds, or in parabolic dryers until the ideal moisture content is reached.
Typically washed coffees have clean, articulate flavours; caramel or sugary sweetness; a wide spectrum of fruit acidity depending on other factors; capable of bright, crisp notes.

Caturra is a natural mutation of the Bourbon variety. It was discovered on a plantation in the state of Minas Gerais in Brazil sometime between 1915 and 1918.From there, it spread to countries such as Guatemala, Honduras, Costa Rica, and Colombia, where, at one time, it accounted fo r nearly half of all coffee production.
Over the years, Caturra has gained a reputation for having high-quality cup potential. It’s generally recognised for being crisp, complex, and sweet with bright acidity – although this can vary depending on where it was grown and how it was processed.