Mr. Calix was born in southern Honduras , in the municipality of Alianza, department of Valle. in 1972 he moved to the city of Comayagua where he graduated from high school in 1978, right after he joined the Agriculture School of Catacamas from where he got his degree on Agriculture in 1981. In 1982 he started planting Coffee and has been an active Coffee producer since then. Quality Practices The coffee is processed by using traditional methods, he owns a pulping machine and dry the grain by using the sunlight. No chemical pesticides or fertilizers are used due to the farm is located in the Sierra de Agalta National Park.
This Coffee is shade grown and is under organic management which comply with the Law of the Sierra de Agalta National Park. Fertilization Bio-fertilizers produced in the same farm by using the Californian earthworm (Eisenia foetida) and coffee pulp are the only ones used. Prunes for sanitary purposes is the most practiced. Disease and Pest Control Cultural practices and biological control when necessary Harvesting Handpicking of ripe grains of Coffee begins in January and finish in April. This task is performed by skillful men and woman. Pulping and Fermentation Mr. Calix has a small infrastructure for wet milling. there are two fermentation tanks, an a pulping machine. ping machine and fermentation tanks with classification canals for best separation of coffee types. Drying The drying of Coffee is done on mesh grill infrastructure in his farm.
Annual Production: 100 Bags
Soil type: Silt loam
Annual precipitation: 1,950
Shade Trees Species: Guama, Liquidambar, Guajiniquil and Musaceas
Water Source: Natural water sources from the farm
Number of Permanent Employees: 2
Number of Temporary Employees: 15
|Farm Name||La Cuesta|
|Size (30kg boxes)||16|
|Processing system||Wet Process|
|Coffee Growing Area||11.76|
|High bidders||San Antonio Coffee Roasters|