History of Capucas
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.
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.
Specially prepared for you
In Capucas, the cooperative has installed an excellent system for wet processing, new drying machines and last but not least a fully equipped laboratory enabling sample testing of roasted coffee.
Specialty coffee for gourmets
Capucas coffee today is appreciated all over the world as a mild coffee with full aroma and body and fine acidity. Its special flavor component is the chocolate taste, which makes Capucas one of the best specialty coffees of this country of Central America.