HONDURAS

SAN PEDRO DE CAPUCAS, COPÁN

HONDURAS

SMALL FARMER COOP

CAPUCAS

FARMER DIRECT. ORGANIC. NON-GMO.

HONDURAS CAPUCAS

SHOP CAPUCAS COFFEE

PRODUCER INFORMATION

Country: Honduras

Region: San Pedro de Capucas, Copán

Producer: Capucas Cooperative

Number of members: 950

Elevation: 4,000-5,420 feet above sea level

Process: Washed

Varietals: Catuaí, Caturra, Borbón, Pacamara

Harvest Season: November-March

Average Temperature: 64˚F-71˚F

Certified Organic since year: 2000

BACKGROUND

The Capucas cooperative was founded by a group of 55 producers in April of 1999. The coop is made up of 950 coffee producers from the southern part of the Copán department. Their objective is to find alternatives to improve the production and commercialization of coffee, in order to have better income for the producers. The coop´s aim is to make coffee a sustainable crop, reusing the honey waters and the coffee pulp in order to fertilize the soil, preserving the environment and reducing the costs of production.

Accomplishments: Certification of 950 coffee farms for a total of 9,293 acres. By promoting organic agriculture, Capucas contributes to decreasing the pollution of the environment, forest conservation, reducing the costs of fertilization, and they contribute to improving the health of the families of the community of San Pedro, Copán. The Coop has a permanent doctor and medical and dental brigades 3 times per year that benefit 3,500 people each year.