Municipality: Lac Capucas
Producer Type: Cooperative
Altitude: 1500-1700 masl
Genetic Varietals: Caturra, Catuai, Pacas, Bourbon
Processing: Washed at Farms and at COOP
Drying Method: Raised Beds at Farms and at COOP Solar Dryer
Notes: Apple, Toffee, Citrus, Bright Acidity, Soft Body
Certifications: Fair Trade, Organic, Rainforest Alliance, UTZ
COCAFCAL (Cooperativa Cafetalera Capucas Limitada) is one of the first registered coffee cooperatives in Honduras and they obtained both Fair Trade and Organic certifications early on to add value to their product. Prior to the mid-2000s, few specialty coffee buyers expected much quality from Honduras. That began to change as farmers learned that buyers would pay premiums for high quality, and that traceability to the farm level could add as much value as certification.
The coop’s bulk FTO/RA SHG EP coffee is one of the most reliable certified Central American coffees. The diversity of growing conditions and genetic varieties provide an infinite range of profiles, and expert processing ensures that the potential of each lot is fully realized.