Luciano Bonilla was born in the comm unity of Tomala, municipality of -san Pedro Sula, Department of Cortes. in 1942 when he was 4 moths old his parents moved to live at the small village of Las Neblinas. In 1964 he got marry with Rubenia Diaz with whom he raised a 5 children family. In 1957 he started planting his first hectare of Coffee from the variety San Ramon and in 1970 he planted 3 more hectares. Besides coffee he also produces pepper, carrots, limes, oranges and beans among others. Quality Practices Mr. Bonilla is very careful when processing his coffee.
His well trained people just picks the mature fruits At the wet mill he makes sure every step is done well. The pulping process is done with care and the washing in fermentation tanks. After, the coffee is passed through the selection canal in which high and medium quality grains are classified. The dry process is done by putting the coffee over cement platforms. Storage conditions are optimal, temperature is kept within the range 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. Mr. Bonilla 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 November and finish in March. This task is performed by skillful men and woman. Pulping and Fermentation Mr. Bonilla has his own pulping machine and three fermentation tanks with classification canals for best separation of coffee types. Drying Mr. Bonilla dry his Coffee over cement platforms by using the sunlight heat.
Annual Production: 262 bags
Soil type: Clay loam
Annual precipitation: 1,304 mm
Shade Trees Species: Guama, Liquidambar, wood trees, Guajiniquel, citrus and Musaceas.
Water Source: Natural water sources from the farm
Number of Permanent Employees: 2
Number of Temporary Employees: 20
|Farm Name||Las Filipinas|
|Farmer/Rep.||Luciano Bonilla Romero|
|Size (30kg boxes)||20|
|City||San Pedro Sula|
|Processing system||Wet Process|
|Coffee Growing Area||9|
|High bidders||Wataru for Mountain, Yokoyama Coffee, Coffee Club Ohnishi|