Small Batch Series


Country:   Honduras

Region:   San Pedro de Copan

Process:   Fully washed, patio-dried

Certificates:   Organic, Fairtrade, Rainforest Alliance

MASL:   1400-1600

Producer: COCAFCAL (Cooperativa Cafetalera Capucas Limitada)

Producer Relationship Length: 13 years

Dark Chocolate | Red Apple | Plum | Roasted Almond

Coffee produced by the Cooperativa Cafetalera Capucas Limitada (COCAFCAL), also known as Las Capucas, has been a year-round Swiss Water green offering since 2011. Las Capucas is popular with our roasting partners not only for its vibrant flavor profile (cocoa, stonefruit) but for its many sustainable certifications, including Fairtrade, Organic, and Rainforest Alliance.

Located in the west of Honduras, near Celaque National Park, Las Capucas was founded in 1999 by Jose Omar Rodriguez and takes its name from the local town of Las Capucas. Coffee has been farmed in this region since the late 19th century, and in the 1960s, the primary crop (tobacco) was replaced with more coffee. This coffee is primarily Caturra, grown at 1400–1600 meters above sea level in lush soil.

And working as a cooperative, COCAFCAL has been able to leverage the power of its dozen or so associated coffee farming communities to advance the prosperity and social wellness of these (and neighboring) communities. Cooperative members and their families are eligible for programs that provide financial, technical, and marketing services. The co-op has also invested in community infrastructure improvements like garbage cleanup, and educates local children on environmental stewardship.

We are proud to continue our long relationship with COCAFCAL in promoting sustainable, socially responsible, and delicious coffee production in this vibrant area of Honduras.