Guatemala Huehuetenango Familia Morales

Guatemala Huehuetenango Familia Morales

Farm Description

This is the second lot from the 2016/17 harvest for us. The Morales family has been in the coffee business for quite some time now. Starting with their own farm, they've built out an impressive wet mill in the San Pedro Necta Highlands just off one of the most narrow, dizzying dirt roads I've ever travelled on. They have a wet mill, a large patio for drying, and as of last year built a good size covered drying house with several rows of raised, mesh lined drying tables. It's a tight operation, sizable, and day mill separations allow us to build relatively large blended lots made up of our top selections. The farm is planted mainly in Bourbon and Caturra, and they operate a Penagos water conserving pulper. This is an area we've been working in the past few years, with our Proyecto Xinabajul, and we've met many neighboring farmers through our relationship with the Morales family. We have much to thank them for, not the least of which is the sole opportunity to buy their coffee!

This coffee is part of our Farm Gate pricing program.

Cupping Notes

You get a sense of Rosma's sweetness straight from the grinder. The dry fragrance has a smell of dark caramel and cooked fruit, vanilla and golden raisin notes accenting the ground coffee. The wet aroma shows a fruited side too, dark cherry and berry smells cooked with raw sugar, a caramel sweetness, and jam-like accents. Rosma is a coffee that cups well, but brews even better. Equally high levels of sweetness and acidity in the City+/Full City range, with complex fruit and spice notes emerging as the cup cools in temperature. The sweetness is like brown sugar and caramel, and the darker you take it, the more high % cacao bar is expressed. Acidity has a refreshing side that's like pear juice at a pretty wide roast spectrum. City to City+ roasts show hints of dates, dried apple, and an interesting kiwi aspect, while FC roasts develop undertones of plum and grape, both sweet and juicy. Rosma's body is super thick from light to dark roasts, and the mouthfeel is dense on the palette. As always, it makes incredible espresso at Full City - Roasted Coffee Pictorial Guide. ">Full City+ too, thick, rich chocolate flavors, spiced accents, and a deep sugar browning sweetness.

August 2017 Arrival



Lot Size

32 x 69 KG Bags

Roast Recommendations

City to Full City+; lighter roasts highlight acidity, whereas sweetness sees a significant boost at City+/FC


Wet Process


Bourbon     Caturra     Typica    

Grade & Appearance

SHB; .6d/300gr, 16-18 Screen


Shipped to us in GrainPro
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Sun set from the patio of the Morales family farm

Looking out at the steep slopes of San Pedro Necta

Inside the "Invernadero" drying tables

Washing channels at the farm

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