Honduras - Capucas co-operative washed
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£7.50 GBP

Tasting Notes: Dark Chocolate, Cocoa, Cherry and Brown Sugar

Brewing: This coffee works well with all filter brewers and espresso. For filter we recommend a 1 - 16 brew ratio, and for espresso a 1 - 2.5 brew ratio.

Filter: 15g - 250ml // Espresso: 18g - 45ml

We selected this coffee from the most recent harvest as it it shows great balance with easy drinking notes of cocoa, cherry, dark chocolate and brown sugar sweetness. This makes it a great coffee if you prefer fairly low acidity or intend to use it with milk.
Cooperativa Cafetalera Capucas Limitada (Cocafcal) or Capucas as they are
better known, is situated on and around the Celaque mountain, the
highest peak in Honduras. Celaque means ‘box of water’ in the local Lenca
language, and the mountain is the source for many rivers and streams.

Capucas was founded in 1999 by Jose Omar Rodriguez and takes its name from the local town of Las Capucas. In 2004 Omar was chosen to become the general manager, a role he continues today.

The coffee is harvested at its optimum ripeness and handed in at the cooperative washing station. It is then washed, dried in a solar dryer, and stored in parchment before being trucked to the port of Puerto Cortés. Capucas were the first in the country to build a facility to dry microlots in a large scale with solar dryers.

Coffee trees are pruned to a low height so it is easier to pick the cherries,
however if its cut too short too soon they fall over. Therefore, the pruning is
staggered: in the fi rst year they prune to 180cm, 170cm in the second year, 160cm third year and 150cm in the fourth year; then when the tree is cut down to the bottom, the trunk is strong enough to support the new growth.

The cooperative has many initiatives to improve the lives of workers and the local community, for example; they pay for a GP to treat workers for free in their health centre which is in the centre of Las Capucas. In 2016 Capucas partnered withthe National Autonomous University of Honduras (UNAH) to provide a university education, the virtual classroom was opened in the community of Capucas in a rural part of San Pedro Copan, UNAH provide the technical support, teachers and subject matter for the students. They also have a football academy which is free to join and a virtual library for members, children and partners of Capucas Cooperative.

Varietal –  Catuai
Preparation – Washed
Location – Las Capucas, San Pedro de Copán
Altitude – +-1700 masl
We recommending buying whole bean coffee and grinding before brewing. We also sell 250g bags pre-ground. 1kg bags are available as wholebean only.

Customer Reviews

Based on 9 reviews
Great coffee and great service

This is a rich full coffee, one of the best.

This is a favourite

We have been drinking the Horsham 'work horse' which is really great but decided to try the Honduras for a change. It has lovely tones of dark brown sugar - can really recommend.


very pleased with the coffee and delivery from yourselves

Great coffee

Horsham coffee roasters always knock it out of the park. I agree with the tasting notes on the packet

Honduras - Capucas co-operatve

Definitely a favourite, taste is exactly as described. Used in a Chemex coffeemaker.

Thank you