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 neighbors 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 plantation is relatively new. The first ones were soiled in 1982. The varieties grown are Catuaí, Caturra, Villa Serchi, Typica 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.
|Farm Name||Rosma – 14|
|Farmer/Rep.||Morales Mérida, Fredy Milton|
|Size (30kg boxes)||38|
|City||San Pedro Necta|
|Aroma/Flavor||chocolate, vanilla, floral, pear, plum, pineapple|
|Acidity||vanilla, Green apple, orange|
|Other||well balanced, nice aromas.Body: round, smooth, sticky, dense|
|Farm Size||13 ha|
|Auction Lot Size (lbs.)||2513|
|High bidders||Kean Coffee, Willoughbys Coffee, Augies Coffeehouse, Birdrock Coffee Roasters, Klatch Coffee Roasters|