Description

History

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.

Environmental Care

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.

Other Statistics:

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 Information
  • Farm Name
    La Cuesta
  • Farmer
    Obdulio Calix
  • Altitude
    1450
  • Farm Size
    29.41
Score
  • Score
    89.08
  • Rank
    9
Lot Information
  • Year
    2005
  • Processing System
    Wet Process
  • Variety
    Catuai
  • Overall
Location

Catacamas, Honduras