Histroy Mr. Salguero is a 55 years old coffee producer, two years ago he lost his right leg, therefore he moves him self using a wheelchair. It´s hard for him to do his job with all the passion he puts in each of his activities. He had been producing coffee from 20 years, and his wife Lisida del Carmen Barrera, is always besides him supporting and helping in all the activities related to the family. Mr. Salguero is the father of a nice and big family of 7children: Elvin and Jorge Alberto that have only finished their elementary school an they support their parents in the farm and giving education for the rest of their siblings: Hugo Edgardo is 16 years old and he will inherit 2 of the property where they got the coffee that will be auctioned through internet next coming June. Hugo and his sister Otilia study Business Administration in Alvaro Contreras School , in Santa Rosa de Copan City; Roney studies Agronomy in Pompilio Ortega located in Macuelizo Santa Barbara. Odalis Noemi is in 8 th grade in Ramon Villeda Morales High School Encarnacion, Ocotepeque, and Milbia Idania is in 5 th grade in Centenos School. Quality Practices Many labour practices are done in the coffee plantation during the year. Each of them are performed with special care in order to protect the beautiful forest that surrounds the farm. The coffee is processed by using traditional methods, Mr Salguero owns a pulping machine and dry the grain over cement platforms by using the heat of sunrays. he uses organic fertilizers and when necessary supplements with Nitrogen.
This Coffee is shade grown but in addition offering a very special view of an agri-environmental production system. Fertilization Mr Salguero uses organic fertilizer coming from the treatment of the pulp with the Californian earthworm. when necessary he uses Nitrogen supplements. After each harvest the plant are prunes in order to stimulate it to a better production. The shade is also control in order to assure the entrance of the right amount of light. Disease and Pest Control Cultural practices and biological control when necessary Harvesting Handpicking of ripe grains of Coffee begins in December and finish in April. This task is performed by skillful men and woman. Pulping and Fermentation Mrs. Salguero has his own wet mill in which he does this processing task. there is a fermentation tank, a pulping machine and a selection canal where the first and second quality coffees are separated.
Annual Production: 656 bags
Soil type: Silt loam
Annual precipitation: 1,500 mm
Shade Trees Species: Guama, liquidambar and oak
Water Source: Natural water sources from the farm
Number of Permanent Employees: 1
Number of Temporary Employees: N/A
|Farm Name||La Loma|
|Farmer/Rep.||Jorge Alberto Salguero|
|Size (30kg boxes)||20|
|Processing system||Wet Process|
|Coffee Growing Area||20|
|High bidders||Timothy's Coffees of the World Inc|