Santa Isabel HistoryMy grandfather Felipe Garcia, began seedtime of coffee in 1925, exported to Germany through El Salvador , transporting it in mules to the port of La Union, my father Arsaces Garcia seeded in 1940, my daughter Marysabel Caballero has been winner of the first places of the Cup of Excellence and Contract Q in Honduras Quality PracticesWe made ground samplings, later we fertilized at the beginning of rains, the harvest begins at the end of December, collecting only mature coffee, giving and benefiting the coffee the same day. We have special well-taken care of in the pulp removing, washing, drying and storing of the coffee, using good practices in this process in order to conserve the quality of the coffee.
Within the animal species there can be seen: deer, rabbits, wild cats, armadillos, pisote, tepezcuincle, guatusas, and tacuazin. There are also many types of birds such as: gualchocas, lion bird, guarda barrancos , codornizes and others. Coffee Process InformationFertilization: During the last few years no chemical fertilization has been done. Bio-fertilizers produced in the same farm are the only ones used.
Disease and Pest Control: By means of integrated handling, using sanitary traps, prunings, regulation of shade and control of weedsHarvesting: It is harvested with local manual labor, collecting single mature coffee, the beginning of harvest is at the end of DecemberPulping and Fermantation: The pulp is removed in an ecological way with horizontal pulp removers, the pulp removers are in optimal conditions.
In patios until 40% of humidity, it is finished drying in Guardiolas Dryers until arriving at 12% of humidity
Annual Production: 400 bags
Coffee varieties: Catuai
Type of Soil: Franc
Average Annual Rainfall: 1,500 mm
Type of Shade: Guama, pine, Liquidambar, and others
Water Source: Natural water sources from the farm
Permanent Employees: 1
Temporary Employees: 13
|Farm Name||Santa Isabel|
|Farmer/Rep.||Sandra Isabel Garcia Argueta|
|Size (30kg boxes)||15|
|Processing system||Wet Process|
|Coffee Growing Area||20|
|High bidders||Stumptown Coffee Roasters|