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La Colina Pacamara

La Colina Pacamara

This washed Pacamara by Antonio Medina showcases deep herbal aromas, and a heavy body reminiscent of milk oolong tea. 

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Coffee Expression We find deeply complex herbal notes, and a soft and creamy cup profile reminiscent of delicate milk oolong tea.

Producer La Colina is located just outside the town of San Martin Jilotepeque, only about one and a half hours from the Guatemalan capital, Guatemala City.

Whole Bean Coffee / Both for filter and espresso

Brewing Advise

Water is one of the most critical components of an excellent coffee experience. We recommend using mineral water of a soft Total Dissolved Solids count, ideally below 150 ppm. 

Rested coffee During the resting process, harsh and astringent flavors, which can even be perceived as a ‘roast’ character, soften out, allowing a clearer and brighter expression of the coffee’s character to shine.  

We recommend resting our coffees for at least 10 days after the roast date, and we often find excellent results, especially for particularly dense coffees, beyond 6 weeks.

Brewing Our straightforward approach to coffee carries over into brewing. We recommend our roasted coffee for all brew methods, regardless of whether it is immersion, percolation or espresso. We believe that there is one correct way to roast a single coffee, roasting lightly, in such a way as to release its innate qualities and showcase its quality. Learn more about different brewing techniques and specific brew guides here.

Technical Data

Producer Antonio Medina

Region Chimaltenango

Altitude 1700 masl

Varietal Pacamara

Process Washed

Harvest January 2024

Shipping & Delivery

· Free shipping available

· Ships within 1-3 days from Denmark

· Coffee is roasted to order

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La Colina

Antonio ‘Tony’ Medina is a second generation farmer, but didn’t grow coffee himself until 1991. Tony’s father gave the farm its name; La Colina translates to ‘the hill’, named for the high elevation here in the Chimaltenango hills. La Colina is located just outside the town of San Martin Jilotepeque, only about one and a half hours from the Guatemalan capital, Guatemala City. 

It’s also a short drive from the famed Antigua region, the source of Tony’s inspiration to start growing coffee, after initially growing corn and beans on his plot of his father’s lands. Coffee from Antigua exploded in popularity in the late 20th Century; one of the early recognisable stamps of quality in the beginnings of the speciality coffee era. This inspired Tony to grow quality coffee on his lands, slowly increasing the number of coffee trees plants through the 90’s and 2000’s.

Since then he has continued his pursuit of quality, receiving ever higher prices for his crop, and even beginning to plant a small lot of Geisha in the early 2010’s. It’s from this plot that we have purchased this year.

Antonio Medina

This lot is a great illustration of Tony’s years of experience. Even before planting, Tony was aware of the great level of care that exotic varietals require, and has slowly become accustomed to how these plants act and what they need when growing here. 

Ripe cherries from his Pacamara plot are transported to the wet mill and de-pulped, before fermenting in tanks for 32 hours. This long and slow fermentation is typical at these high altitudes in Guatemala, creating a great deal of complexity and a soft overall cup profile. 

Here, we find deeply complex herbal notes, and a soft and creamy cup profile reminiscent of delicate milk oolong tea.

Washed Pacamara

More from La Colina

This year, we were fortunate enough to also purchase the Geisha from Antonio Medina's farm, La Colina. The washed Geisha showcases complex white flowers followed by a smooth cup reminiscent of sweet lemon cream. Read more about this exquisite coffee below.