Each year, one of the biggest challenges we have when we visit Guatemala is deciding which coffees we are going to bring home to share. The relatively small country (only half the size of Michigan) is beautifully diverse, with various flavor profiles unique to each part of the country. While we continue to invest in some of our favorite coffees from the country like Finca de Dios, Agua Dulce, and Hunapu, we can’t help but keep our eyes peeled for new discoveries and small offerings of coffee that we simply find irresistible.
This is the case with La Colina. La Colina is located in San Martin Jilotepeque, Chimaltenango about a 3-hour journey by car northwest of our friends at Finca de Dios. The coffee is made up of some of our favorite varieties in Guatemala, Bourbon and Caturra, that grow at 1700 meters above sea level at cool temperatures. La Colina is a 3rd generation farm, however, it wasn’t until the last couple decades that the family decided to start growing coffee on their farm alongside corn, grains, and other crops surrounded by forests. The coffee caught our attention this year on the cupping table as it is incredibly vibrant and filled with juicy complexity. This is our second year carrying Antonio’s coffee and we are bringing in more than last year but it may go quickly as this coffee has become a favorite for us as well as our customers.