Colombia Don Jairo Ice Fermentation

Tasting Notes

Pineapple, Mango, Guava, Banana, Papaya


The Farmer

Don Jairo is a 63 year old engineer who worked as a dry-mill manager for 30 years for a large Colombian exporter. Don Jairo comes from a long line of coffee farmers in his family, but really got into the business 35 years ago when his father got very sick and he was forced to take over the day-to-day tasks.

After several years managing his fathers farm, he was able to save up and buy a farm of his own. Due to the record low market price of coffee, Don Jairo began experimenting with more exotic varietals, such as Gesha and Pink Bourbon, in an attempt to produce coffees that could provide more income

The Process

Ripe cherries are picked for a dry 16 hour aerobic fermentation. This is followed by a 120 hour fermentation in Grainpro bags at freezing temperatures. Cherries are then thawed out and sun-dried on raised beds as naturals.

The Coffee

Producer Name: Don Jairo
Farm or Coop Name: Finca Castellano
Farm Region/State/District/Zone: Armenia/Quindio
Year of Establishment: 1994
Farm Elevation: 1600 masl