FTO Capucas offers vanilla, chocolate and lavender on the nose that turns maple and dark chocolate in the cup. It also has a smooth taste with very good body and medium acidity. A coffee you could drink all day.
In 1885, Atanacio Rodolfo Romero, great grandfather of the Rodriguez-Romero family, bought big parts of land in the region of Capucas, Honduras, and began growing tobacco and a little bit of coffee for his private consumption. 75 years later, his son Atanacio Rodolfo Romero traveled to Costa Rica where he learned best practices to produce coffee of high quality, switched from growing tobacco to coffee, and set the groundwork for Capucas to become one of the most favorite coffee plantations in Honduras.
In 1999 Omar Rodriguez, Antanacios son-in-law, founded the Cooperativa Cafetalera Capucas Limitada, COCAFCAL. Today, COCAFCAL promotes sustainable development of the local economy in the southern region Copan, Honduras. It helps to develop financial, technical, productive and marketing services within the frame of cooperatives. It is a shared effort trying to reduce poverty and increase the quality of life in the rural communities of Western Honduras.
Capucas is located in the west of Honduras near the well known National Park ¨Celaque¨, which means box of water. Thousands of tourists visit this region of the country, where you can find the famous Mayan ruins. The land about this small village is ideal for coffee growing due to the good soil and climate conditions and the high altitude which is between 1200 to 1800m. The cooperative produces about 181 tons of green coffee, which is sold within a few weeks of the harvests end. Fortunately for Klatch, Mike visited Omar in March 2012 and was able to secure some of his best coffees for our customers.