Colombia El Eden
Swiss Water Decaffeinated
Red Fruit | Caramel | Fig
SWD Colombia El Eden
Cupping notes: Fruity, fig, red fruits, chocolate and caramel.
About El Eden - Forming one trisect of what is known as the Coffee Triangle (with Pereira and Manizales as the other key conurbations) 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. El Eden itself is situated in a privileged position amongst the Cordillera Central, one of three veins of the Andes as they run through the country north to south.
Coffee in Colombia is generally picked by smallholders with their families and neighbours and 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 in Armenia. 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.
This coffee is picked and processed in the same manner as our full-caf offering, before being shipped to Vancouver for decaffeination through our friends at Swiss Water. Here the coffee is soaked in a proprietary Green Coffee Extract (GCE), that allows the caffeine to seep out without removing too much of the flavour. The caffeine is then removed and the beans returned to the GCE to reabsorb any flavours that previously escaped.
Origin - Colombia
Process - Swiss Water Decaf, Washed
Altitude - 1458m
Harvest - September - December
May - June
Flavour - Caramelized, Chocolate, Dried Fruit, Fruity
Varietal - Castillo, Caturra
All coffee shipped on Tuesday. Place your order beforehand to avoid disappointment. Royal Mail as standard shipping.