We're excited to share Arjen Roersma's Maracaturra Washed which achieved remarkable recognition, ranking 9th place in the prestigious 2023 Cup of Excellence with an impressive score of 88 points.
Arjen's consistent commitment to excellence in coffee cultivation is showcased in the cup. Arjen, a dutch coffee farmer and travel travel entrepreneur has dedicated two decades to cultivating exceptional coffee at La Orquídea farm. Together with his wife, Noelia, Arjen oversees a 20-hectare haven, with 5 hectares meticulously devoted to the cultivation of Maracaturra, Catuai, Java, and Geisha coffee varieties. What sets Arjen's farm apart is not just its exquisite flavor but also his commitment to environmental conservation.
Arjen's participation in the Cup of Excellence extends beyond accolades. Having first entered the competition in 2008 and achieving 7th place by 2017, the COE not only serves as a prestigious recognition for independent farmers like Arjen but also establishes a direct link to the discerning palates of international specialty coffee buyers.
At 1400masl, the Maracaturra is carefully harvested when fully ripe, before undergoing an aerobically fermented process for 36 hours, followed by a meticulous full wash and shade drying at a state-of-the-art dry mill facility.
After first roasting this exceptional coffee, it unveiled enchanting flavours of dried citrus, tangerine, and delicate white florals, complemented by the intense sweetness of panela sugar. Indulge in Arjen's Maracattura Washed, where each sip tells a story of passion, dedication, and a commitment to a brighter, more sustainable future.