Jose Arcadio Caro EL CEDRAL CHIROSO - WASHED Colombia
Jose Arcadio Caro EL CEDRAL CHIROSO - WASHED Colombia

This short-stature Chiroso separation is a very clean and crisp representation of this variety. In the cup we find a very orange citrus and mango profile with an effervescent clarity.




Urrao, Antioquia


2,100 masl


December, 2023


Hand-picked at peak ripeness. Floated to further remove defects. De-pulped on the day of harvest. Fermented underwater for eight days. Washed. Dried on raised beds until moisture content reaches 10.5%.


Jose Arcadio is a new producer to us. We discovered his coffee with the help of our partners at The Coffee Quest as we continue to explore the region of Urrao. Our collaborative project has been one of our most successful sourcing endeavors to date, and this is only the beginning!


Chiroso is a new variety being grown primarily in the region of Antioquia, Colombia. We only started hearing about its cultivation a couple of years ago, but because of its cup quality potential it is beginning to spread. The variety has been genetically identified as an Ethiopian Landrace, but we unfortunately cannot get any more specific than that at this time. We have been working very hard building a buying program in the region of Urrao specifically around the variety of Chiroso. We still don't know where or how this variety came to be cultivated in this particular region, but its cup quality is extraordinary. We will be working with our exporting partner The Coffee Quest to continue developing this project, and hope that we'll be able to bring you more of this special coffee from this special region year after year.

Pricing Details

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Farm Gate (Local; PARCHMENT)

3.5MM COP/Carga

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Farm Gate (USD; Green)


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