Colombia Jairo Arcila Micro-Lot | Mandarin Washed Exp. Process

Expect notes of;



Location: Colombia
Region: Armenia, Quindio
Grower: Jairo Arcila
Altitude: 1,200 – 1,350 masl
Variety: Castillo
Process: Mandarin Washed

About this coffee;

Alongside our core range of blends and seasonal single origins, we love to try experimental coffees to see where the future of specialty coffee might be heading. With this unique offering we take a look into the technique of flavour infusion.

Jairo Arcila is a producer we have enjoyed excellent coffees from before, but this time is a little different. The cherries are harvested as usual for a washed coffee but then during the second fermentation and the drying stage the coffee is mixed with mandarin skin. Jairo also grows mandarin oranges on his farm so this was almost an inevitable experiment for a forward-thinking producer looking for his next experimental idea.

The resulting cup of coffee has the expected quality of a washed Colombian from Jairo Arcila with delicious chocolatey undertones, but the mandarin processing gives it an incredible marmalade-like quality; smooth and sweet with a lingering mandarin finish. Make sure you get hold of some of these unusual and interesting beans while they are still available; this kind of experimental coffee is limited in supply and won’t be around for long.  


Brew Recipe

Espresso: 1:2 coffee to water, extracted in 28 – 32 seconds
Filter: 60-65g coffee per litre of water, brewed for 3-4 mins

Optimum Rest Time For Brewing

Filter 7 days | Espresso 14 days after roast date
This coffee may already come pre-rested prior to dispatch


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