Finca Filadelphia is the name of the original farm that has now been split into 4 unique farms of which Bosque de San Francisco is one. It, along with the other three farms that make up the old Finca Filadelphia, are owned by the Dalton family, who are now in their 5th and 6th generation of coffee growers. Finca Filadelphia was the first farm in the Antigua region of Guatemala and originally harvested cochinille. Conhinille was used to produce the natural fabric dye colour 'Carmine'. As the industrial revolution evolved, Germany developed synthetic dyes removing the need for the natural carmine colour. Farms across Guatemala faced devastating a recession. As a result of the countrywide recession, in 1864 the farm transitioned to growing coffee. In 1864 Manuel Matheu, our importer Marta's great great great great grandfather, borrowed the land at Finca Filadelphia and planted some coffee. In his first harvest he went to London to sell his first crop. After returning from London, he was commissioned by the President of Guatemala to show small farmers how to grow coffee. Thus was born the Antigua coffee growing region. Eventually Manuels son purchased the land that was Finca Filadelphia. The p[assion for coffee has been passed down for 6 generations and Marta's great grandmother Elisa ran the farm until she was 95 years old and won the first two Cup of Excellence awards in 2001 and 2002.
Bosques de SanFrancisco is situated at altitudes of 1600 metres above sea level and grows the Caturra and Bourbon arabica varietals. This washed coffee has notes of orange and pineapple, and is juicy and syrupy sweet.