Filadelfia Coffee Resort & Tours
What We Love
- Uninterrupted views of picture-perfect Agua Volcano
- Fresh corn tortillas cooked right on the patio of the Cafetenango restaurant
- Guatemala’s finest colonial art and architecture, shopping, restaurants and cafés, just 5 minutes away in Antigua
What To Know
- Daily American breakfast and WiFi are included in the Jetsetter rate
- The nature and adventure touring options on the estate are great — but they cost extra
- During the day the resort operates transfers to/from Antigua; at night, a taxi is required
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
Eco-colonial. The Dalton family’s ancestral home was transformed and enlarged with quality materials and great taste. Gurgling fountains, rugged stone walls and red adobe roofs lend historic charm.
Bed and Bath
The 20 spacious rooms (from 240 to 1,200 square feet) have high beam ceilings, tile floors, working fireplaces and king- or queensize beds fitted with Pratesi sheets and Guatemalan throws. The luxe bathrooms include his-and-hers sinks and antique-tiled showers. Spend mornings on the patio with a cup of the hotel’s coffee prepared with your in-room grinder and French press.
The menu at the stylish Pergaminos restaurant globe-trots with international cuisine. A quarter of the hotel’s land is dedicated to an ecological reserve perfect for outdoor activities, from hiking to mountain biking, jeep trips to mule rides. Also on-site is a gym and, of course, the coffee plantation, where you can join tasters sampling different blends.
In the Area
Take a tour of the resort’s working coffee plantation or explore it via mule ride. The surrounding mountain trails can be explored on foot or mountain bike. Filadelfia’s guides will take you birdwatching to try to spot some of the 170 different species found here. Or you can get up into the trees yourself with a zipline adventure. Be sure to spend at least a day exploring the 16th- and 17th-century churches, convents, monasteries and palaces of nearby Antigua, one of the Western Hemisphere’s best-preserved colonial cities. The city’s fine art galleries and street markets are among Central America’s best places to find locally produced textiles and crafts.
How to Get There
Did you know coffee predates Jesus? The origin of coffee is Ethiopia where a goat Shepard noticed his goats were eating red berries and becoming energized. He picked some, boiled a bit and drank the coffee realizing he had the same energy and his hyper goats. Then roasted some beans, and loved the aroma.
Arabica is all that’s grown here but there’s many types or subspecies one is Geisha. Won’t share the details let you mind wander on that one ????
This is a 4th generation establishment, they have a nice hotel, two restaurants with great food, zip line tours and the coffee tour I took was two hours and $20 USD. The entire plant is shown plus a tasting.
Here’s some info: coffee pickers earn about $7-9 USD per day and pick on average 100 lbs of beans.
The beans are sold green they don’t roast here. Top buyers in order are Starbucks, Japan and Taiwan. They sell on average $3.00 USD/pound.
Starbucks charges anywhere from $10-15.00 per pound. Of course this is after shipping, roasting, packaging and transporting.
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Very interesting tour! They also have a very nice hotel and restaurant. If you want the more comfortable coffee tour with an industrial scale operation, then you will be pleased. Otherwise, for a more authentic choice, go with De La Gente.
Mere words cannot describe how beautiful this place is. The service is top notch but more importantly, warm, friendly and completely accommodating. I have never staying at a resort where I was treated so well and I have stayed in many. The staff is completely professional yet truly make you feel at home. The location is a paradise, surrounded in lush green vegetation. The menus at the restaurants have large varieties and the food is incredible. The Sunday Brunch is to die for.
I highly recommend the coffee tour, it was informative and enjoyable. Our guide, Carlos, was knowledgeable and personable. His English was excellent but he went back in forth between Spanish to accommodate our whole party and he made the tour even better with his insight and experience.
We had plans on renewing our marriage vows at a church but after being on the plantation for a couple of days, asked if we could hold the ceremony there. They happily accepted, made the necessary arrangement and all of that on short notice. They made their pergola into a beautiful, intimate wedding chapel. The ceremony was out of this world, truly unforgettable.
I give this resort 5 stars plus. We are definitely going back.