We are a specialty coffee roaster and coffee shop located in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. Our City, Leadville, is a historic mining community located at the base of the nation’s highest peaks. Leadville is the highest incorporated city in North America.
We are a coffee business, but what we care about most are people. We are grateful to all the hands that touch our coffee, from the pickers to the packagers to the preparers to the drinkers. Thank you!
It all began in 2002, when our founders were in the remote mountain villages of the Southern Philippines. In the midst of extreme poverty, they met some of the most beautiful and generous people imaginable. Every morning they were served coffee that had been picked from the village trees and burnt to a crisp over a fire. The coffee was thick and bitter, but their sweet experience with these Matigsalug communities will never be forgotten. They left the Philippines wanting to do something that would forever connect them 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. Our founders’ legacy lives on in our continuing passion for cultivating community through coffee. The current proprietors are deeply involved in the community and in the support of the next generation of passionate coffee (and people) loving team leaders and members.