Currently, the farm produces 235 bags sacs of 69 kg of SHB coffee. Some characteristics of our coffee are: great body, complex acidity and citric. It has been used several times, by Anacafe to promote Highland Huehue Region. Rosma is located in San Pedro Necta, Huehuetenango, 300 km from Guatemala City, heading towards the Mexican border.
Rosma was founded by its owner Dr. Fredy Morales Merida, who inherited the land from his father Mr. Alejandro Morales Herrera. Dr. Morales Merida, on his own initiative, started cultivating and managing the land 20 years ago. One of his best achievements was the construction of a proper road, which not only gave the farm better access, but to neighbours as well. Another achievement was the acquisition of a natural water spring, about 5 km away from the plantation, which facilitated and improved the irrigation. Both of these achievements are necessary foundations for a successful plantation. Due to the topography of the land, it was difficult and took a lot of work to build the facilities necessary for the production of coffee, one of them being a coffee mill. Therefore, the Coffee Mill has now become a highlight of the property.
The coffee plantation begins at 4500 to 5000 feet above sea level. Precipitation is about 1800ml yearly and the dry season beginnings on December through May. The temperature varies from 14 to 28 Cº. The plantation is relatively new. The first ones were soiled in 1982. The varieties grown are Catuai, Caturra and Bourbón. The topography is Typical of Sierra Los Cuchumatanes, with high altitudes but also a difficult inclination as well as many pendants. However, this topography also poses natural difficulties making cultivation and transportation difficult among other things. Finca Rosma has been cataloged as a sustainable coffee farm, taking care of two basic criteria: Environmental and social responsibility. We provide house, schools and medical assistance to employees of the farm. To preserve soil and biodiversity the plantation is shade grown. This is beneficial to the plantation, native forest and wildlife. To process coffee, we use an ecologic wet mill: Acquiring superior quality in the coffee mill, due to its efficient water cascades washing system. Controlling the water exceeds in the whole wet milling process. Reducing the waste water contamination, through decantation piles, this helps preserve the natural environment of the Estate.
The coffee is strictly sun dried.
|Farmer/Rep.||Morales Merida, Fredy Milton|
|Size (30kg boxes)||47|
|City||San Pedro Necta|
|Aroma/Flavor||floral, jasmine, brown sugar, caramel, chocolate, nutty|
|Acidity||citric, fruit, malic, grapes, soft|
|Other||OTHER: buttery mouthfeel, well balanced, long aftertaste|
|Variety||Caturra Villa Sarchi|
|Coffee Growing Area||-1|
|Auction Lot Size (lbs.)||3071|
|High bidders||Kyokuto Fadie Corporation|