Jairo Arcila is a third generation coffee grower from Quindío, Colombia. Married to Luz Helena Salazar, they have two children: Carlos and Felipe Arcila, the co-founders of Cofinet. Jairo's first job was at one of Colombia's largest coffee exporters, Racafé, as Plant Manager, where he continued to work for more than 40 years until his retirement in 2019. Jairo bought his first coffee farm, Finca La Esmeralda in 1987, where he planted his first batch of Caturra. He was fortunate to earn money producing coffee while holding his full-time position with Racafé. With his savings, Jairo was able to buy five more farms. First Villarazo, then Mazatlan, Santa Monica, Maracay and Buenos Aires. Along with his close friend Samuel Bermudez, Jairo has become a true pioneer of modern Colombian coffee methods and is now globally recognized. Jairo and his close friend and collaborator Samuel Bermudez are at the forefront of modern Colombian coffees. They are helping push new boundaries of what great Colombian coffee can be and given them a world stage for their farming and coffee processing techniques.
This unique coffee was developed using natural Castillo beans native to the region, which are then processed using a delicate anaerobic fermentation process into this citrusy coffee with distinct tangerine and dark chocolate notes that bring a crisp freshness with every cup. Adding herbal notes, this modern Colombian coffee is the perfect coffee to wake up (or drink) during the summer months. The definition of a fresh coffee with no bitterness. A very enjoyable and refreshing drink.