Teodoro Argueta is a medium coffee producer that born in Marcala, La Paz, Honduras at 1925. He established the first coffee plantation when was 26 years old. He graduated for Junior School in Santiago La Paz, but he could´t begin the high school because his mother did have any money, so he begin to grow coffee. Quality Practices He wet mill the coffee using the traditional method. He does cultural practices for weed control, insects control (left over fruits harvest), artisan traps and also pruning for weave renovation. His wet mill has a classification canal in which he separates the first and second quality coffee. The drying process take place on a cement platform and when ready the final grain is packed in new nylon bags and storage adequately.
All this coffee is shade grown with species like guama, pepeto and banana he uses artisan traps for pest control. Fertilization Nitrogen, phosphorus and Potassium are the most used fertilizers in this farm Disease and Pest Control Cultural practices and artisan traps for the coffee berry borer ( Hypothenemus hampei ) are done. Harvesting Handpicking of ripe grains of Coffee begins in December and finish in April. This task is performed by skillful men and woman. Pulping and Fermentation Teodoro has his own pulping machine and fermentation tanks with classification canals for best separation of coffee types. Drying Cement Platform and solar driers
Annual Production: 334 bags
Soil type: Frank sanded oozy
Annual precipitation: 1,550 mm
Shade Trees Species: Guama, Guajiniquil, Bananas
Water Source: Natural water sources from the farm
Number of Permanent Employees: 3
Number of Temporary Employees: 20 - 80
|Teodoro Argueta Argueta Lote # 1
|Size (30kg boxes)
|Coffee Growing Area
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