Honduras is a truly ‘the coffee republic’, not only for its passion for Arabica, not only for being ranked as one of the top ten (10) coffee producers in the world, not only for our coffee being from single country point of origin, but the pride with which each producer cultivates his coffee with “catracho pride” bringing you with each cup an excellent coffee from different geo-regions encompassing various rich and distinct coffee tastes!
Here the factual explanation of the “unique” word CATRACHO:
Catracho is a name for a male that has family from Honduras, or born in Honduras. Just as a Catracha (with “a” at the end) is a female born in Honduras or with family from Honduras. For example, how Mexican Americans have their name which is Chicano, Hondurans have Catracho/Catracha.
Enjoy the interesting reading on the origin of the word CATRACHO:
Central Americans refer to a person from Honduras as a Catracho. The term was coined by Nicaraguans in the mid-19th century when Honduran General Florencio Xatruch returned from battle with his Honduras and El Salvador soldiers after defeating American freebooters commanded by William Walker, whose purpose was to re-establish slavery and take over all of Central America. As the general and his soldiers returned, some Nicaraguans yelled out ¡Aquí vienen los xatruches!, meaning “Here come Xatruch’s boys!” However, Nicaraguans had so much trouble pronouncing the general’s last name that they altered the phrase to los catruches and ultimately settled on los catrachos. Salvadorans fought side by side with their Honduran Central American brothers, against William Walker’s troops.