TASTE: Tropical with Tangerine, Lychee & Guava Candy
REGION: Fresno, Tolima.
FARM: El Edén in the El Vergel Estate.
IMPORTER: Direct from Forest Coffees.
El Edén is owned and operated by Marta and her two sons Shady and Elias. This Java is the ‘Lagoon Lot’, which is a unique area of the farm with 2000 plants that flourish due to the humidity and winds fostered by a large swampy bayou. According to Shady, the lagoon helps increase the level of solids in the mucilage layer, meaning high levels of perceived sugars and sweetness in the cup.
This is the same farm and variety of the much beloved Sugar Mountain but due to this lot’s two-stage processing, this cup has more clean sparkle than its predecessor. It opens with the lovely citrus flavours of tangerine, clementine, and orange before going full tropical with lychee, guava, and pineapple. The finish is delightful with vanilla and candy sweetness.