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The Dalton Family
Bourbon, Caturra, Villa Sarchi
Cup Profile: Typical of this region, this coffee boasts flavours of milk chocolate, apples and melons. Easy drinking!
How to Drink: This is an incredible versatile coffee, which makes a great black or white filter. It also works well as an espresso or milk-drink.
For espresso, we use a ratio of 1:2 (ground coffee : espresso in the cup). For us, this means using 18g of coffee and getting 36g of espresso. We aim for this to happen over 26-29 seconds.
Finca Filadelfia was the first farm in Antigua.
The Dalton family honours its coffee growing heritage and the farm is currently being operated by the 5th and 6th generations. Coffee represents 214.64 hectares of the entire farm.
Like most farms in Guatemala, Finca Filadelfia originally harvested cochineal. In 1864 the farm transitioned to coffee amidst a country wide recession. Cochineal was used to produce a natural fabric dye called “Carmine”. During the industrial revolution, Germany developed synthetic dyes, removing the need for the natural carmine colour. As a result, farms across Guatemala faced a devastating recession.
Manuel Matheu (Marta’s great great great grandfather) initially borrowed the land at Filadelfia, where he planted some coffee in 1864. After his first harvest, he went to London to sell his first crop. After returning from London where he achieved great success, he was commissioned by the President of Guatemala to show small farmers how to grow coffee. Thus the Antigua coffee growing region was born.
Eventually, Manuel’s son purchased what is now Finca Filadelfia. The passion for coffee has been passed down for 6 generations. Marta’s great grandmother Elisa ran the farm until she was 95 years old and won the first two Cup of Excellence in 2001 and 2002.
Inventory Last Updated: Aug 03, 2021
Collect Your Order: Please collect direct from the Roastery. Drop us an email or phone 01256 389 996.
Our delivery prices are based on weight. Your orders are sent out 1st class with Royal Mail up to 1.9kg. Over this weight your items will be delivered by UPS. For delivery outside of mainland UK please contact us before placing order. Please allow 4 working days for delivery as we aim to roast fresh to order. Our current delivery prices are: