HN-129-202012 • Past harvest

Capucas Washed Blend

  • Organic: $4.1888 USD / kgFOB
  • FairTrade + Organic: $4.1888 USD / kgFOB
  • FairTrade: $4.1888 USD / kgFOB
  • Conventional (no certification): $4.1888 USD / kgFOB

  • Origin: Honduras
  • Variety: Obatā, Caturra, Catuaí
  • Process type: Fully washed
  • Algrano's cupping score (SCA): 84.0 points
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The coffee story



This blend was created using cherries from multiple smallholders that deliver to Capucas, all located on the fringes of the Celaque National Park in the Copán region.

Each blend is made of cherries picked and delivered to the co-operative on the same day. The cherries are mixed according to criteria such as altitude and certifications.

Farm size ranges from 2.5 to 50 manzanas (1.75 to 35 hectares) and is usually divided into 2 or more parcelas or plots which are not always linked. Price of land is high (around USD 16.000 per manzana, some say), forcing farmers to grow their plots by buying parcelas in different places.

After being separated, all cherries are loaded into ceramic tanks to ferment overnight. They are depulped in the following morning and fermented in water until the remaining mucilage loosens up from the beans. The coffee is then washed and taken to dry for up to 15 days on both patio and polytunnel. 

The process



This coffee was harvested at its optimum point of maturation in the plots of our producers which have different seals of certification that support the quality that they produce, after being harvested the producers take their coffee in cherry to the facilities of the cooperative where it is processed the same day of cutting to maintain the quality and good care of the same, then the coffee beans are pulped and the fermentation and washing process is carried out in the correct time that goes from 12 to 19 hours depending on the ambient temperature, then this coffee is taken to a solar dryer and the complete process of slow drying is carried out that lasts between 25 to 30 days to guarantee the useful life of the grain and then it is stored in a graimpro bag so that it is in perfect conditions to be consumed. This lot of coffee is prepared with the production of francis melgar, cornelio nuñez, fito lopez, rodolfo lopez who have their plots at an altitude between 1450 and 1750 meters above sea level.
Produced & offered by Cooperativa Cafetalera Capucas Ltda.
  • Honduras
  • Cooperative
  • FairTrade, Rainforest Alliance, Organic
  • 21 sales on Algrano
  • 2 Average orders per roaster
  • 16 Roaster relationships
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Quality, consistency & volume for all tastes

Cooperativa Cafetalera Capucas Limitada (COCAFCAL) was founded in 1999 by Omar Rodríguez Interiano and a group of coffee producers in the village of Las Capucas. Back then, Omar wanted to share his knowledge on cultivation and successful commercialisation with local growers, many of whom were part of his family. Today we are a family of more than 900 coffee farmers who share a common vision: to grow coffee with social and environmental responsibility, adding value to our clients and contributing to the well-being of our people. We are organic certified and champion our members by separating lots that can be sold as single farm micro-lots. Capucas also has a handful of social projects: we support a group of female producers who sell roasted coffee in the internal market, we built a football field (our first championship started just now, in February 2020!) and we partnered with a university to offer online courses. Our cupping lab is open to all and we encourage growers to learn!

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  • Process type
    Fully washed
  • Harvest period
    December, 2020 - December, 2020
  • Average yearly production in bags
    0

Coffee Quality Evaluation

Algrano
Algrano
Cupped: January, 2021
Cooperativa Cafetalera Capucas Ltda.
Seller (Pending)
Cupped: January, 2021
SCA Score
Algrano
84.0
Seller (Pending)
83.0
Key flavor notes
Algrano
Milk chocolate, Caramel, Buttery, Dried fruit, Citrus fruit, Stone fruit
Seller (Pending)
Chocolate, Caramel, Honey, Fruity, Refreshing
Quality comment
Algrano
Fruity, with medium smooth body and mild malic acidity, well balanced with pleasant milk chocolate aftertaste. An easy going coffee, can reach its full potential as nice sweet espresso.
Seller (Pending)
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Sensorial radar
Algrano
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Cupped: January, 2021
Defects count
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Grade QC update on 15.2 2 nd round cupping

FAQ


Shipping
Once the ordering period ends we will consolidate all coffees in a shared container. During transport, your coffee is fully insured. We will keep you informed about the shipment status.

Upon arrival of the coffee at the warehouse, you can choose between 2 delivery modes:

  • Doorstep delivery: We will take care of transport to your roastery. We will provide your coffee fully insured until it is ready for unloading from the truck at your roastery.
  • EXW (ex. warehouse) means that we will provide the coffee ready for pick-up at the terminal of the warehouse. You are responsible for organising transport and insurance from the warehouse to your roastery.

Currently, we can deliver coffee anywhere in Europe, except Hungary. For all European buyers, the coffee will be provided custom cleared in any case. Roasters in Switzerland choosing EXW will be responsible for customs clearance.

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