The name El Eden comes from the venue where the group of farmers would hold regular meetings to discuss best practices, business challenges and opportunities. As a regular host of the meetings, the group came to be referred after the venue – Rancho Eden – and this transferred to the coffee they grow.
Coffee when harvested is brought to the Racafe (exporters) mill in Armenia, where it is sampled, cupped, and graded. The overall blend profile is managed by a separate cupping room facility where consistency and quality are maintained.
Picking from their mainly Castillo and Catimor planted fields, the coffee is typically wet processed the same day as picking and dried on either ‘Casa Elba’ Patios, drying beds either on rails themselves or with a roof that is on rails to protect from weather, or mechanical driers.