Arcafé is a farmer association in the far-flung community of Linares in the southern Colombian department of Nariño. When we met them back in 2012 as part of the Borderlands Project of CRS, Linares was better known for its sugarcane than its coffee. Arcafé has helped to change that by generating opportunities for its members through the sale of coffees like this one, from Ana María Caicedo and Pablo Orlando Chavez.
PLEASE NOTE: This coffee roasts & ships from Chicago only.
- Country Colombia
- Producer Ana María Caicedo and Pablo Orlando Chavez
- Region Linares
- Elevation Range 1700-1950 m
- Processing Method Washed
- Harvest May-July 2021
How To Brew
We recommend starting with a 1:18 coffee-to-water ratio, which provides an excellent total extraction level and maximizes flavor pulled out of the ground coffee. For our single origin coffees we recommend a pour over method either on a Chemex, V60 or Kalita Wave on a 5 or 6 grind setting if you are ordering from intelligentsia.com.
Recommended Method Pour Over
Boil Water 205 - 212 F
Weigh Coffee 1g of coffee per 18g of water
Drop In Filter Add filter to equipment
Grind Coffee Grind coffee and add to filter
Add Water Add water in stages
Remove Filter Enjoy your coffee!
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