Floral and sweet cupping profile with notes of tangerine, apricot, jasmine, and honey.
Process: 90-90 Fermentation with Honey Drying
Annual Production Capacity: 1500 KG
Project Name: Puerto Arturo
The King of Coffees
Geisha King Arthur coffee is a special micro lot that undergoes aerobic and anaerobic fermentation processes followed by a delicate honey-style drying process. Don Elkin Arcila begins picking the cherries in order to guarantee an optimal sugar level. Afterward, a 90-hour cherry fermentation, depulping, and 90-hour fermentation in the mucilage process takes place. After the controlled fermentation, the coffee is dried in African beds in honey (without first being washed) achieving that amazing profile iconic of Geisha King Arthur. The result, is a marvelous floral and sweet cupping profile coffee with notes of tangerine, apricot, jasmine, coriander seed, honey, and an overall very sweet cup.
From Seed to Cup- King Arthur
Elkin has always been an innovator. As the first generation of coffee growers in his family, Elkin went to break the mold of traditional coffee to research specialty coffee, its quality processes and agronomy needs.His research took Elkin to different kind of training practices like barista, which is an added value at the coffee industry and he shares it with his community.
In 2017, Elkin decided to open his own barista school, in the municipality of Támesis, which together with his son as the first student, he decided to open this formative space, where he trains approximately 15 to 20 students.
In his coffee growing community he is recognized and praised as an entrepreneur, visionary with a strong focus and social sustainability sense. He shares his knowledge of Geisha King Arthur coffee and contributes to the economic growth and favorable conditions of employment for many producers in this sector.
Puerto Arturo is the farm of the Arcila family, currently led by Elkin, who has made a total change in the management model, mainly on exotic varieties and fermentation processes with coffees with a very high score in their category, rating approximately between 89 and 90.
Geisha King Arthur from Ekin is special due its abundance of natural mineral water springs which make an extraordinary terroir for coffee production.That is why with his community, Elkin has been developing a unique geisha coffee with the cooperation of Tamesis water company, thus sending certain sound waves into the water source. This unique process is believed to infuse what we could call “good vibes”’ into the water source, which is passed into people or plants who consume it.
With these coffee we impact the following SDGs:
Each kilo of coffee purchased contributes to saving 40 liters of water versus traditional washed coffee
In comparison to the FNC buy rate, TCP pays 333% above fair market value.