Felipe Arcila

Farm: Jardines del Edén / Origin: Pijao, Quindio

Felipe Arcila is one of the co-founders of Cofinet along with his brother Carlos Arcila. They are the 4th generation of coffee growers. Their father, Jairo Arcila, is a third-generation coffee grower from Quindío. Jairo told his sons that the coffee industry was not profitable because of the many economic challenges he had faced in the past. Because of this advice, Felipe and Carlos both pushed forward with their careers in civil engineering and travelled to Australia to continue with their master’s degrees.

Felipe was amazed by the coffee culture he saw first hand Australia and was inspired to be a part of it. When Felipe finished his studies and returned to Colombia, he became more involved in coffee and started to study Specialty Coffee. Felipe and Carlos then bought Jardines del Edén where their focus is on growing exotic varieties of coffee. In 2015, Felipe and Carlos started Cofinet and began producing, sourcing, and exporting Specialty Coffee to the rest of the world.