The Best Coffee in Leadville. It all began in 2002 in the remote mountain villages of the Southern Philippines. In the midst of extreme poverty, we met some of the most beautiful and generous people imaginable. Every morning they served us coffee that had been picked from the village trees and burnt to a crisp over a fire. The coffee was thick and bitter, but our sweet experience with these Matigsalug communities will never be forgotten.
We left the Philippines wanting to do something that would forever connect us with these people. The idea of a coffee roasting company was born, and eight years later the idea finally materialized as City on a Hill Coffee & Espresso. In the Gospel of Matthew, Christ said, “A city on a hill cannot be hidden.” He challenged us to “Let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.” It is our hope that we do that with each pound of coffee that we roast and every latte that we serve.