After our first stop in Colombia, we want to take you to a region on the other side of Central America, in Guatemala. We first connected with Antonio Medina at La Colina two years ago, through our Guatemalan partners at Primavera Coffee.
Since then, his coffee has become a real seasonal highlight. and we have featured both washed and natural lots from his farm.
La Colina - The Hill - is named for the steep elevations of the area. Antonio is the third generation of his family to farm here, and began by planting grains and pulses. However, he told us that it has always been his dream to farm coffee, and in 1991, the first coffee tree was planted.
This season, we have featured both washed and natural lots from La Colina. We love this naturally processed coffee for its smooth, fruity sweetness. In the cup, La Colina is alive with notes of ripe pineapple and rich tropical fruit.
As it cools, the sweetness is like caramel and prune: soft and velvety. The processing brings a slight booziness but the profile remains beautifully balanced.