Antonio Medina’s farm is nestled amongst a native growth forest preserve. With financial support from the government and certification from the National Institute of Protection of Forests, Antonio protects the natural landscape to preserve the native flora and fauna. The native forest growth provides healthy soil, natural shade, and biodiversity that contributes to the healthy growth of the coffee trees he has planted on less than 1/4 of his land. He’s a fourth generation coffee producer with 20 years of experience, placed 8th in the Cup of Excellence in 2015, and uses a mechanical demucilager to reduce water waste, composts his own fertilizer, and has added extra shade trees to his farm. Five years ago, he began processing coffee on his own farm and selling at differentiated prices — by partnering with forward thinking importers and roasters, Antonio has been able to send all five of his daughters to university.
Producer: La Colina San Martin Jilotepeque
Elevation: 1700 meters
Varieties: Bourbon, Caturra
Processing: 36 hour fermentation, dried on traditional patios
Taste notes: red grape, maple syrup, dates, fudge
12 oz / 340 g whole bean
We roast on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday. Orders placed by 5:00 p.m. Central Time the day before a roast will ship the following day.
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