Felipe Arcila Natural Lactic Gesha - LIMITED ROAST: LIGHT

Regular price $38.00


TASTING: Strawberry lemonade & rose tea
PRODUCER: Felipe Arcila
ORIGIN: Jardines del Eden, Pijao, Quindio
VARIETY: Red Gesha
ELEVATION: 1,700 - 1,900 masl
PROCESS: Lactic Natural

Net wt. 10oz (285g)

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Hello! This is one of the most special coffees we've ever offered - a competition-grade Gesha variety prepared with a special lactic fermentation method. It is somewhat reminscent of Edwin Norena's Gold Washed Anaerobic Pink Bourbon with the intense lemon-lime and hop notes, and some of Diego Samuel Bermudez Tapia's double anaerobic coffees that taste like strawberries and bubble gum. There's an ever-evolving sweetness and multi-faceted acidity that you only find in the best of the best coffees. It is an honor to be able to share this one with you.  

This coffee was exposed to a dry aerobic fermentation of 24 hours before being placed inside Grainpro bags for 90 hours, maintained at a temperature below 22 degrees C. In this environment, the bacteria feed on carbohydrates and sugars found on the mucilage leading to a higher concentration of lactic acid. Then this coffee was placed on raised beds until 11% moisture content is achieved.

This coffee is roasted to a "standard light" level. It’s important to note that neither “standard light” nor “Nordic light” give any signs of roasty flavor, no matter how high you push your extractions. The only difference is that at a given extraction percentage, let’s say 22%, the Nordic light roast will have slightly more acidity and slightly less sweetness than the standard light roast. This can cause issues if you are equipment-limited to let’s say 20% extraction (like if you have a very cheap grinder). A Nordic light roast coffee may always taste underextracted (sour, vegetal) at that yield, whereas a standard light roast may give you enough sweetness to be an enjoyable brew. 

 PREORDER ─ This coffee will roast and ship on 7/6. ─  PREORDER ─

Roasting and Shipping Schedule:

Coffee is roasted on Wednesdays. If you order anytime up until 3pm Tuesday, we will roast and ship the next day. Orders received after 3pm Tuesday may not get roasted until the following week. If we have extra inventory, we will ship ASAP. Email us at shippingwoes (at) vibrantcoffeeroasters.com if you have questions about when your order will be roasted and/or shipped.