ON THE ROAD: FINCA ROSMA, GUATEMALA
We have been in partnership with Fredy Morales Merida of Finca Rosma for the last 6 years and they are our first point of call as soon as we land in Guatemala. Finca Rosma is a small farm near Michicoy town in San Pedro Necta area of Huehuetenango. When Fredy Morales inherited this farm 20 years ago from his father, he constructed a proper road to provide better access to him and for his neighbours, previously only accessible by horseback. Rosma estate has-been catalogued by ANACAFE as a sustainable coffee farm, providing homes, access to 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.
Fredy and his wife Yadi have recently moved into their own lab, an investment which has taken them many years to achieve, and we’re honoured to be a part of this proud moment. With a strong emphasis on environmental and social responsibility, it’s no wonder they consistently turn out delicious specialty grade coffee. This year at the Morales coffee lab, we selected five different lots from Finca Rosma. Currently available is Rosma Lot 10 for filter, tasting like red apple, toffee and raspberry. For espresso, we have Rosma Lot 13, with notes of praline, cherry and chocolate. These coffees are so good we couldn’t resist giving them the ‘top shelf’ stamp of approval. They won’t be around for long, don’t miss out!