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guatemala la colina

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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 ‚ÄėThe Hill‚Äô in Spanish. Funny¬†enough, Antonio Medina‚Äôs 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


more details:


  • Farm:¬†La Colina

  • Town: San Martin Jilotepeque

  • Department: Chimaltenango

  • Country: Guatemala

VARIETIES: 100% Bourbon

GROWING ELEVATION: 1,700 meters (5,575 feet)

MILLING PROCESS: washed, sun dried on patios


  • Farmer -¬†Antonio Medina

  • Dry Mill & Exporter - La Central de Caf√©

  • Importer - Primavera Coffee

meet the farmers: 

At Succulent Coffee Roasters, we value our partners and seek out any opportunity to highlight their stories. ‚ÄúLa Colina‚ÄĚ 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.

Freshly picked coffee cherries in a bag on the farm, waiting to be taken to the wet mill for processing.

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