light roast | sweet & smooth
Bronze Medal Winner, 2023 Golden Bean Coffee Roasting Championship
Coffee Review legend Kenneth Davids calls this 93 point award-winner, "a straight-ahead, comfortable Guatemala cup with a throughline of sweet nut and crisp apple notes and an especially rich mouthfeel." (Coffee Review, May 2023)
This coffee is named after the farm where it is grown: La Colina, which means ‘The Hill’ in Spanish. Funny enough, Antonio Medina’s farm sits on top of a hill. Antonio inherited the land from his father, who named the farm and distributed individual parcels of his larger farm to his children.
Initially, Antonio planted only basic grains like corn and beans. However, he notes that it was always his dream to own a coffee farm. In 1991, he planted his first coffee tree. Slowly but surely, Antonio added more trees and increased his production. After 25 years, Antonio concludes that his dream has come true. Not only is he a coffee farmer, but he produces exceptionally high-quality specialty coffee. His perseverance has paid off.
WE TASTE: green apple, toasted hazelnut, vanilla
OUR FAVORITE BREWING METHODOLOGY: V60
Farm: La Colina
Town: San Martin Jilotepeque
VARIETIES: 100% Bourbon
GROWING ELEVATION: 1,700 meters (5,575 feet)
MILLING PROCESS: washed, sun dried on patios
SUPPLY CHAIN PARTNERS:
Farmer - Antonio Medina
Dry Mill & Exporter - La Central de Café
Importer - Primavera Coffee
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At Succulent Coffee Roasters, we value our partners and seek out any opportunity to highlight their stories. “La Colina” is part of our Transparent Trade Collection and as such, the featured photos give you a behind-the-scenes look at the farm and the people behind the delicious coffee.
Coffee producer Antonio Medina showing off his coffee trees. Green cherries indicate the fruit is still ripening and not ready for the harvest until they turn red.
Fully ripened coffee cherries of a Bourbon coffee plant, ready to be picked.