Colombia Luz Helena Special Prep 200g Whole Bean

Light roasted coffee tastes best at 10-28 days

  • Armenia, Quindio
  • Finca Maracay
  • Caturra
  • 1,600 MASL
  • Mandarin Washed

Tasting Note: Yuzu, lemon myrtle and maple syrup


Luz Helena, the mother of Felipe and Carlos Arcila (the brothers who run Cofinet to export the family's coffees) has always been an incredible advocate for coffee from an early age. She grew up in Armenia, Quindio, which is part of the coffee triangle in Colombia. In 2012, Luz Helena Salazar transitioned 50% of the land at Finca Maracay to growing the Castillo varietal, a strain of Arabica coffee that is naturally resistant to Coffee Leaf Rust and increasingly well regarded for its excellent cup potential. In addition to cultivating coffee, Jairo and Luz Helena also grow mandarin oranges and cherimoya on the farm. This 100% Caturra lot was exposed to a dry anaerobic fermentation of 48 hours, during this fermentation period, citric acid and dehydrated mandarine skin were added to the anaerobic environment. Later the coffee was placed on raised beds below 35 degrees celsius until ideal moisture content was achieved. Ickle coffee has been purchasing most of our amazing Colombia via cofinet over the past 3 years. This coffee is very special to us that the lot was produced and named after our beloved coffee friend, Carlos Arcilla's mother


Recommended Recipes

Espresso : 20g : 60g 21-23 seconds, 94°C (1:3 ratio)

V60 :  15g : 250g 3  pulses, 2:30-2:45 minutes, 96-98°C (1:16.5 ratio)

Batch Brew : 1:16 ratio, 94-96°C


Roast every Monday.
Ready for shipping every Wednesday.


**RD = Roast Date

Colombia Luz Helena Special Prep