Colombia Maceration Series - Willy Cinnamon
Region: Pijao, Quindio
The Cappuccino Kid says...
"Super sweet and complex with cinnamon, ginger bread, cloves and caramel notes. It’s a mouthful of intense deliciousness. The final outcome is a delightful and intricate flavor of cinnamon-infused coffee."
Hand-picked at peak ripeness. Exposed to dry anaerobic fermentation (pulp still on) with tataric acid and addition of chopped up cinnamon.
After dry fermentation, the coffee cherries are pulped and placed to dry on raised beds with more chopped up cinnamon until the ideal moisture content is achieved.
About Jairo Arcila & Cofinet
For 80 years the Arcila family business has grown and distributed the finest Colombian coffee to local exporters.
In 2015 they expanded their operations and began producing, sourcing, and exporting specialty coffee to the rest of the world.
As growers, they specialize in alternative fermentation processes that are new to Colombia achieving unique profiles that are unknown for Colombian coffees.
Cofinet also represents and supports a large number of Colombian Specialty coffee growers. Their aim is to encourage direct relationships between farmers at origin and roasters around the world. Priding themselves on creating sustainable, ethical and long-term relationships. Jardins del Eden sits at 1700-1900m in Pijao in the coffee region of Quindio. The soil is Volcanic ash, the temperature ranging from 18-28C and an annual rainfall of 1700-2000mm. They grow Caturra and other Native Colombian Varietals as well as exotic rare coffees like Pink Bourbon and Papyao.
About Caturra and the maceration Inoculation process
Developed over 5 decades Caturra is the most common varietal of arabica coffee grown in Colombia. Its modified dwarf size and resistance to leaf rust disease make it a common choice for farmers looking for high-density cultivation.
The fermentation/Innoculation process that uses wine yeast and macerated cinnamon takes what is an average botanical cultivar to new interesting heights and underscore the financial benefits experimentation when done to the highest level can provide for producers.