Quindio sits within the rural Paisa region of Colombia, famous for producing coffee. The second smallest department in Colombia there is a high concentration of coffee producers in the area, and it is one of the key production areas in the country.
Coffee in Colombia is generally picked by smallholders with their families and neighbours which are then washed and dried on the farm, often at high altitudes on steep slopes, or brought to a nearby beneficiary for processing. This coffee is collated at the dry mill facility managed by local farm owner Hernan Israel Ocendo Usman. It is sourced from a group of 10 farms within the Quindio department, all from more technically advanced farms that focus a large amount on the quality of the coffee they grow.
We have sourced the El Eden a few times over the last 4 years, usually as a component to our comforting Espresso Blend. This years harvest has been the highest quality by far, and we wanted to showcase El Eden in all it’s delicious beauty. Expect sweet and juicy notes of strawberry and apple rounded with a buttery toffee in the finish.