- Farm: Jaime Castellano
- Varietal: Castillo & Colombia
- Location: Nr. Jardin, Antioquia
- Altitude: 2050m
- Process: Washed
Blackcurrant, Orange with a smooth milk chocolate body
Finca El Eden sits above the clouds at 2050 masl in a stunning location not too far from Jardin in Antioquia, Colombia. It is owned my Jaime Castellano, who lives on the farm with his wife Juliana and two young Children. Before acquiring Finca El Eden Jaime had worked on farms as a picker in different regions of the country gathering experience. Their house and small micro beneficio are spotless and this is reflected in the coffee produced. We were lucky enough to visit El Eden a few years ago and the coffee just keeps getting better!
Jaime has received assistance from our importer Falcon Speciality to fund drying tents o give him extra space and capacity to dry the coffee in the challenging wet climate of this region. He is also part of the New Generation Growers run by the socially focused Cooperativa Andes, one of the biggest in Colombia, and one of the first in Colombia to begin a pension fund for its members. He received support and training as a young producer as part of the New generation programme, which aims to secure the future of coffee producers as many young people are tempted to leave for large cities such as Medellin (4 hours away).