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Guatemala Bosques De San Francisco

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Luis Pedro Zelaya, a fourth generation coffee producer, miller and exporter, is a leader in the Antigua coffee community. He previously served as the director of the Antigua Coffee Growers Association, which was founded by a group of producers in 2000 to protect the integrity and quality of the Antigua name and coffees grown in the region.

In addition to running the operations at Bella Vista Farm and Mill, Luis Pedro Zelaya owns and remains involved in production on other pieces of land, such as Finca Semillero. With a background in agronomy, Luis Pedro brings knowledge and innovation to other producers in the area through education and technical assistance. He focuses specifically on pruning, tissue management, soil enrichment, and preventive methods for the health of the farm. He works with hundreds of smallholder farmers in the area and processes much of the coffee at his Bella Vista mill. The Zelaya family is committed to maintaining excellent quality coffee through ecologically stable and environmentally friendly methods.

Filadelfia is located in Antigua, a valley region surrounded by three volcanoes: Agua, Acatenango, and Fuego. Fuego, which translates to fire from Spanish, is active and frequently erupts with clouds of smoke regularly visible over its peak.

These volcanoes are a mixed blessing for coffee farms in the area. On one hand, they provide farmers with rich soil that’s full of nutrients and ideal for coffee production. However, volcanic ash can also be damaging to coffee plants. Fortunately for Filadelfia, this hasn’t been an issue.

In addition to having prime growing conditions, Antigua is an ancient Mayan capital, making it a cultural centre and popular tourism destination. These factors combined make it a highly desirable region for coffee farmers.

ABOUT THE FARM

In the middle of a country-wide recession, Manuel Matheu borrowed the land at Filadelfia in 1864 with the hope of growing coffee there. Now, six generations on, his passion for coffee farming lives on in Filadelfia farmer, Francis. After taking over from his grandmother, Elisa, who ran the farm until she was 95 years old, Francis runs the farm with his little brother Tio Bobby.

Together, Francis and Tio Bobby, have worked hard to improve the quality of their coffee. Recent changes include changing their shade tree strategy on the mountain to give the plants more opportunity to thrive. Despite more than 100 years of ups and downs, the Dalton family is really excited to share these changes and their exceptional results.

Weight 0.5 kg
Dimensions 15.0 x 13.0 x 7.0 cm
Size

500 G

Region

Antigua

Farmer

Roberto Dalton

Process

Fully Washed

Variatal

Bourbon, Caturra

Altitude

1700 – 1900m

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