producers: a group of smallholders
region: San Jose del Alto, Jaen
elevation: 1550 – 2020 m.a.s.l
species and varietal: arabica, local varietals
processing method: washed
El Eden is a small farmer’s group in northern Peru, in the province of Janén, near San Jose del Alto. Peru has all the potential for producing high-quality specialty coffee, but in most cases, cooperatives still produce low-priced, bulk lots with no traceability, giving no chance to an outstanding small lot to shine through. The aim of our importer is to find smaller producer groups where selective processing and traceability can be solved, either to a single farmer or a smaller group. Our featured lot is a blend of the coffee of 10-15 smallholders who farm at an altitude of 1550-2020 metres above sea level and grow mainly Caturra, Catuai, Pache and Bourbon varietals and processing the coffee themselves.