Finca El Rosal
Fray David Moreno
Extended Fermentation & Sundried
Caturra & Chiroso
At only one hectare, Fray David’s farm – El Rosal – is small even by local standards. Fray is part of the Moreno family, who settles in a small valley called La Despensa in Pavon, Urrao, some 50 years ago.
Fray had dabbled with coffee in the past, but in the face of inheriting 1 hectare, he knew that added value was crucial. He had a few options to keep his small farm profitable, so he decided to go all in and replant his small parcel with Caturra Chiroso, a variety of Caturra originating in Urrao that is rarely seen outside the region. The variety is characterised by an elongated cherry and is known locally for it’s productivity. The cup quality is generated through meticulous processing methods, using the ‘extended fermentation’ method common to the area.
Over the course of three days, each day’s pulped cherries are added to a fermentation tank with the previous days’ picking. The control over pH permits longer fermentation times that produce a fruit forward cup without the acetic acids often produced.
We aim to ship all orders on the same day. For roasted coffees the cut off is 10 am for same day roasting and shipping. All customers in the UK benefit from flat rate postage at £2.95 (up to 2kg) via the Royal Mail 48 Tracked parcel service*, with the option of expedited postage via the Royal Mail 24 Tracked parcel service for a flat rate cost of £3.95.
Pricing for coffee purchases outside of the UK is as follows;
Coffee is 0% VAT. Equipment pricing shown on our website is inclusive of VAT.
Roastery is open Monday – Friday excluding Bank holidays.
Orders received before 10 am will be roasted and shipped the same day.
Orders after 10 am will be roasted and shipped the following day.
Royal mail 24 takes 1-2 days.
Royal mail 48 takes 2-3 days.