La Colmenita

Caramel, Tangerine, Plum

Variety: Bourbon, Typica

Processing: Washed

Origin: Huehuetenango, Guatemala

Producers: Francisco Martin

Altitude: 1750m

Francisco Martin bought the land known as La Colmenita (the Beehive) in 2002 with one goal: to farm the highest quality coffee possible. Since then he's been investing heavily in quality farming and processing equipment, taking extreme care to properly plant and tend his coffee trees. He separates all his lots by hand, and dries them slowly on patios that he built on the roof of his home so that we can check on them frequently. This obsessive care for coffee yields really tasty flavors that we can't wait to share with you!

La Colmenita is a very sweet cup, primarily defined by its caramel and tangerine notes. The sweetness of the caramel matches up nicely with the citrus flavor to create a smooth, drinkable cup with a hint of spice and a great silky body. A note of plum on the back end provides a bit of earthiness to this brew, while still falling in-line with the overall sweetness that this cup exhibits. La Colmenita is a cohesive, well-composed coffee that we can't get enough of. We hope you enjoy it too!

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John Cook


Member Since
June '18
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What a great way to start the day. I really enjoyed the smooth balanced sweetness with the subtle plum finish. Glad I got this coffee.


William Hodges

Warm Springs

Member Since
December '16
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Great body with what I might consider classic Guatemalan depth and roundness. Not akin to more aromatic, higher-tone fruity profiles of Ethiopian stuff but never the less a delicious cup of coffee.


Vicki L Rach


Member Since
June '18
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Just became my favorite

My husband and I were a bit skeptical about the description of this coffee until we brewed a "drip" pot and tasted the mellow flavors of this brand. We both get excited about having the coffee every morning. Not one taste of bitterness right down to the last drop. I actually CRAVE it! I don't usually like a strong coffee and this fits this "character" perfectly. We are looking forward to trying the next bag. Thank you for this opportunity of trialing this flavor.


Rob Martinez


Member Since
December '17
10stars b7d0bda0310969033433830e28a863844525eed66031a28909e01440c470fc80

bittersweet n thiccc

envelops your tongue in 100% guatemalan bliss. like licking the bottom side of a very bitter and chunky piece of chocolate all day long. my fav moustache


Joseph DiCicco


Member Since
December '17
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Everyone I shared this with loved it!

A very balanced and tasty cup of coffee. I ordered another bag.


Kim Frysak


Member Since
July '18
10stars b7d0bda0310969033433830e28a863844525eed66031a28909e01440c470fc80


One of my new favorite coffee’s! Just the right amount of sweetness.