Situated just above the town of Corquin in the department of Copan, Honduras, the community of Las Capucas is home to one of the most progressive coffee cooperatives in the country: COCAFCAL. Pedro Romero Rodriguez (FTO/RA) The Romero and Rodriguez families were the first cafeteros to plant coffee in Las Capucas in the 1930s. Pedro and his wife Norma manage one of the most beautiful farms in the community, totaling just over four hectares of land, primarily Catuai, Caturra and Bourbon varieties. Sr. Romero was one of the first growers in Las Capucas to implement innovative practices such as intercropping valuable hardwood trees and fruit trees in his coffee farm, and experimenting with various processing methods such as pulped and full natural, and even conditioning parchment coffee in a cedar chest!. His farm is Rainforest Alliance certified, has its own solar drier with raised drying beds for his coffees, and Pedro recently constructed an elevated deck in the center of his farm to give guests a 360° view of his coffee.
Cupping Notes: The Las Capucas coffee is characterized by an aroma of honeysuckle and maple with a sparkling green apple acidiy and a finish of baker's chocolate.
Processing: Wet Processed (WP)
Grade: Strictly Hard Bean (SHB)
Certifications: Organic, Fair Trade, Rainforest Alliance