12oz / 340g
We Taste: Maple Syrup, Blackberry, Almond
This Guatemalan coffee is really special to us as we have visited the farm twice in the last two years and got to know the producer. We are happy to bring back Colmenita this year and report that it is better than ever before!
We get lots of maple syrup notes over top of some blackberry and strawberry mixed with a orange zest note that ends with a nice almond/nutty finish.
Driving the narrow mountain road up an impossibly steep slope to Finca La Colmenita, or "The Beehive", the views are striking. The valley stretches out below, and our own family farm, Finca Vista Hermosa sits just beneath. There's a reason this area is called Buena Vista!
When Francisco Cardona Martin bought La Colmenita in 2002, he had a vision: To produce the best quality coffees possible, by planting varieties known for excellence in separation, and investing heavily in equipment and farming techniques. Francisco is incredibly resourceful, drying his coffee on a patio he built on top of his house and investing nearly all profits from coffee sold back into the farm. He often attends cuppings with our QC team in Huehue to develop his skills and to learn where he can improve.