Grupo Eden is an annual staple for Royal Coffee. Lots come from several different farms in various sizes, but always with a touch of reliability we have come to expect from the family patriarch Daniel Canales who organized the Eden group. The collective of family farms are located in San Francisco a community within the municipality of Pueblo Nuevo in the department of Estelí, Nicaragua. This particular lot comes from a 20-acre farm called Aguacatal, which was purchased ten years ago by Daniel’s nephew, Álvaro Sevilla Días, his wife and two children. Five years ago, Álvaro obtained his organic certification for Aguacatal. During the harvest Alvaro employs 60 people from the community. Álvaro takes his carefully harvested cherry to the Eden group mill where it is sorted, depulped, fermented for 24 hours, washed, density sorted in classification channels, and then slowly dried under shade cloth on elevated tables. The Eden group also has a dry mill facility to prepare coffee for export, which ensures traceability and quality control through the entire process.