Guatemala – La Colmenita
Guatemala – La Colmenita
Guatemala – La Colmenita
Guatemala – La Colmenita
Guatemala – La Colmenita

Guatemala – La Colmenita

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Guatemala – La Colmenita

Farmer: Francisco Cardona Martin
Origin: Guatemala
Region: Huehuetenango
Farm: La Colmenita
Altitude: 1900 Meters
Processing: Washed
Variety: Catuai, Caturra, Pache, Typica

Drop Temperature: 411

Finishing Time: 1200

Cupping Notes: Almond Nougat, Orange Citrus, Milk Chocolate


Roast Level 02: Light to Medium

This coffee came from: Francisco Cardona Martin

We are super excited that the fresh 2021 crop from Francisco Cardona Martin and his farm, La Colmenita, has arrived at our roastery in Cincinnati. Full of fruit sweetness, smooth acidity, and cooling off into milk chocolate tastes this year. This coffee never disappoints. La Colmenita is a high-altitude farm, sitting 1850-2000 meters above sea level in Huehuetenango in NW Guatemala. This is our first year purchasing lots from Francisco at La Colmenita.

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 we have visited many farms on this mountainside, guided by our friends from Onyx Coffee that own Finca Vista Hermosa, which sits just below La Colmenita.

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 the Onyx Coffee QC team to develop his skills and to learn where he can improve.

Like bees and ‘The Beehive’ of which their farm is named, the producers of La Colmenita’s artful process, hard work, dedication to quality, and teamwork created a beautiful coffee that gets to be enjoyed by us all.

We’ll be visiting Francisco and La Colmenita early 2022.

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Emily J.
DELICIOUS!

I got the Guatemalan coffee and it has been my favorite! I don’t always drink coffee, but since I got it, I’ve had a cup almost every day! It’s just amazing. The care and hard work this team puts into their coffee shows. I love supporting and getting the coffee from Yield!