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Coffees from Jardines del Eden by Felipe Arcila

The crisp white florals of Typica shine through the heavier process character, driven by deep dried fruits and cocoa

  • Producer
    Felipe Arcila
  • Coffee expression
    A floral & rich coffee
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Jardines del Eden

Typica

Typica, the other parent varietal, took a slightly more protracted route to Latin America. It is said that Typica was smuggled out of Yemen and into India by the Indian Sufi monk Baba Budan, and from there was cultivated in Indonesia for a time. From this stock in Indonesia, a single plant was taken by Dutch settlers back to Amsterdam, and it is from this single tree that all modern Typica was introduced to Latin America. Typica is known for delicate and floral cups, harking back to its Ethiopian heirloom heritage. Here, the Typica is showcasing all of its floral and delicate character, with crisp white florals shining through the heavier dried fruit process character.

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Jardines del Eden

Jardines El Eden is a project by Cofinet, a coffee producer and exporter located just outside Armenia, in the Quindio region of Colombia. The project in Colombia is led by one of the two brothers that founded Cofinet, Felipe Arcila. We were able to visit Felipe at Jardines del Eden on our trip to Colombia in November 2021, and were left in awe of the farm’s beauty. Perched high on the mountains above the village of Pijao, the cloud cover dropping into the valley below only added to the dramatic scenery on the day of our visit. This is Cofinet’s flagship farm, home to a myriad of exotic varietals such as SL28, Geisha and Java, alongside rare mutations we hadn’t yet seen, such as Striped Bourbon and Chilli Bourbon, a natural mutation of Bourbon with slightly spicy cherries. The volcanic soils and high altitude here lead to excellent raw material, with strong varietal and terroir flavours, perfect to stand up to the strong character added during the fermentation of these coffees.

Four varietals, one process

This pack focusses on four varietals grown at Jardines del Eden. Each is fermented using the same protocol, so the differences here are due to the varietal. Cherries are first fermented in an open tank for 24 hours, before being sealed in plastic ‘Grain-pro’ bags for 50 hours, with the temperature controlled so that the fermentation mass doesn’t exceed 22°. This leads to a rich and definitely ‘process-forward’ expression, while maintaining a great deal of clean varietal character in the final cup. This means each of the 4 varietals are able to showcase their characteristics in a very rich and sweet process forward expression. The story of how each varietal ended up growing in the fields of Colombia spans centuries, and involves early agriculture, smuggling, and colonialism, before moving into more modern methods of breeding and selection.

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Technical Data

  • Producer

    Felipe Arcila
  • Region

    Quindio
  • Altitude

    1800 masl
  • Varietal

    Typica
  • Process

    Natural
  • Harvest

    October 2021

Natural Process

The natural, or dry process, is the traditional process, going back generations. When accomplished in a controlled and careful manner, dry processed coffees can produce flavour experiences not found in wet processed coffees, deep fruits and florals, normally with heavier mouthfeel and lower acidity. The cherries are first sorted, and then laid out on in thin layers (2-6 cm) on raised drying beds. These are almost always used for high quality naturals, as they aid airflow around the coffee as it dries, enabling more even drying. 

It is very important that coffees are sorted very carefully early on in the drying process, as all of the cherries quickly turn dark brown, making it impossible to separate under and overripe cherries. The cherries are turned frequently to avoid mold formation or over-fermentation, until they reach a moisture content of below 20%, and the outer cherry layer shrinks and blackens. This process takes between 2 and 4 weeks, depending on weather conditions.


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