FTO Honduras Capucas

FTO Honduras Capucas Co-Op is in the western part of Honduras and is the one of the largest “certified” (certified organic and certified Fair Trade) co-operative in the world. There are 840 growing farms listed in the co-op and the growing region is almost 3,500 hectares in the Santa Rosa de Copan region. Over all the Capucas co-operative produces over 100,000 bags of coffee per year. Coffee has been grown in the Capucas region since 1885 and the co-op was created in 1999 to help the farmers work together to help with mill and coffee processing costs. The coffee is grown between 3,000 and 5,800 feet.

Honduran coffees has quietly become one of the best Central American coffees as the farmers have made deliberate efforts to improve quality and processing techniques. Honduran coffee has a “softer” flavor profile in relation to Guatemalan or Costa Rican coffees. There is a sweetness to this coffee that isn’t over powering. As an organically certified coffee, this coffee is naturally grown and processed without chemical fertilizers or pesticides.

Cupping Notes: Good aroma, medium body and acidity. A bright, lively coffee with a smooth, almost clear like finish and almost delicate aftertaste.

Producer: Capucas Cocafcal Co-Operative- made up of 800+ small farms
Variety: Typica, Caturra
Processing: Wet Processed
Altitude: 3,500 - 5,800 ft
Coffee Grading: SHG
Harvest: October - March