Policarpo Hernandez, was born 52 years ago in Lepaera, Lempira. Is married with Rosa Yamileth Perez Valenzuela, she´s 45 years old, They both have rise a family of three children; Estrella Yamileth Hernandez, Ester Alejandra Hernandez and Gerson Policarpo Hernandez. As a producer he stared in 1973, he has participated in the development of local crop business. Besides he´s a spiritual Leader, inside and outside of the community. Quality Practices Mr. Hernandez has a wide experience in cropping coffee. His well trained people just picks the ripe fruits then after a grain checking is done to assure the quality of the coffee. The pulping process is done dry and the washing in fermentation tanks. After, the coffee is passed through the selection canal in which high, medium quality grains are classified. The dry process is done by distributing the coffee over cement platforms by using the sunrays heat. Storage conditions are optimal and the packing bags are new and made of nylon.
This Coffee is shade grown and the water coming from the wet mill is treated in waste water tanks to reduce pollution on the soils and water bodies. Produces bio-fertilizer by using Californian earthworm ( Eisenia foetida ). Fertilization Bio-fertilizers produced in the same farm are the mostly used. when necessary supplements of Nitrogen, Phosphorus and potassium are applied. Disease and Pest Control Cultural practices and biological control when necessary Harvesting Handpicking of ripe grains of Coffee begins in December and finish in May. This task is performed by skillful men and woman. Pulping and Fermentation Policarpo has his own pulping machine and fermentation tanks with classification canals for best separation of coffee types. Drying Policarpo dry his Coffee over cement platforms in his farm.
Annual Production: 263 bags
Soil type: Clay loam
Annual precipitation: 1,600 mm
Shade Trees Species: Guama, Liquidambar, Guajiniquel and Musaceas
Water Source: Natural water sources from the farm
Number of Permanent Employees: 1
Number of Temporary Employees: 10 – 20
|Farm Name||Brisas Del Puca|
|Farmer/Rep.||Policarpo Hernandez Argueta|
|Size (30kg boxes)||32|
|Processing system||Wet Process|
|Coffee Growing Area||26|
|High bidders||The Roasterie Inc|