The tasty Colombians just keep coming! From the aptly named El Eden in Huila this coffee produces a subtle, grown-up cup with notes of pear and dried currant complemented by nutty undertones of pecans and hazelnuts.
Producer HUGO GONZALES
Varieties CATURRA, COLOMBIA, CASTILLO
Altitude 1700-1800 MASL
Hugo Gonzales has called his farm El Eden, and indeed it is a beautiful place, high in the of Huila, one of our favourite Colombian regions. Of the six hectares he owns, just over half is planted with coffee, while the rest is dragonfruit trees and native forest. Hugo considers the beauty of his surroundings to be the reason his coffee is so good, possibly helped by artefacts rumoured to be buried deep underground on his land. He has never bothered to dig for them, but believes they help his coffee taste like gold. From a long line of coffee farmers, Hugo and his wife Claribel manage the post harvest process while their three grown children look after the harvesting. They enjoy experimenting and innovating in the processes at the farm, always searching for knowledge and opportunities to study coffee and agriculture.