Becamo, our sister company in the Santa Rosa de Copan region of Honduras, is widely recognized as one of the top coffee exporters in North America. The company was founded by Emilio Medina in 1983 and became part of the Nuemann Kaffee Gruppe (NKG) in 1989. Since then, it has expanded into the most advanced processing facility in Central America.
Becamo assists many producers in their efforts to diversify their production, raise the quality of their coffee and production methods, and be more competitive on the global market.
Finca Las Cuevitas has been a family business for many years. Jose Antonio Martinez Aleman was born in 1965 in Las Moras, a small town of the department of Lempira. He has been married for 20 years and has an 18-year-old child who is just as passionate about coffee as he is. Don Jose has been a coffee producer for 17 years and continues developing knowledge each season, as “every year is different,” he says.
Don Jose has been working with Becamo agronomists and is always interested in learning about new crop practices, as well as soil and pest management.
Cupping notes: Sweet dark chocolate, orange peel, medium body, sharp citrus acidity. (8/24/17)