Specialty Coffee2020-10-23T12:35:19+02:00

Great Coffee

Produced with Passion

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Great Coffee

Produced with Passion

watch our journey

Decades of Constant Innovation

We work very hard to build a bond between coffee passionate lovers and specific product profiles; the genesis of our vision originated from the need to find reliable sources of consistent high-quality coffee for the roasters community around the world. In the year 2015, BECAMO created the Specialty Coffee Division by working with very small producers with the best plantations of cold microclimates and tallest mountains. We are a company of long tradition; founded in 1983, recognized today as a top coffee exporter in America, and a member of the Neumann Kaffee Gruppe since 1989.

Our Mission

Beneficio de Café Montecristo (BECAMO) is dedicated to purchasing, processing and commercializing green coffee that meets the quality demands of national and international markets. Through cutting-edge technology and a commitment to ethical and environmental standards, we’re generating value for our partners contributing to the sustainable development of Honduran coffee community.

Our Vision

By 2022, our goal is to Increase overall market share by having a constant growth in specialty and sustainable certified coffees, full compliance with corporate ethics codes, a methodology for continuous improvement, optimized resource use, and a framework for environmental, social and corporate responsibility.

About Our Process

Hundreds of stories and thousands of pieces of amazing data pile up and lead to deep and persistent conclusions that consistent quality is possible. But beyond that truth, is the emotional connection that makes real humans so enthusiastic about this program; it’s not just about work, it’s about being part of a noble and reliable cause.

The Specialty Coffee Division not only provides us with a chance to have high-quality products at a very competitive price, it also provides the platform to create an extremely efficient way to supply coffee consistently exceeding your expectations.

Hundreds of stories and thousands of pieces of amazing data pile up and lead to deep and persistent conclusions that consistent quality is possible. But beyond that truth, is the emotional connection that makes real humans so enthusiastic about this program; it’s not just about work, it’s about being part of a noble and reliable cause.

The Specialty Coffee Division not only provides us with a chance to have high-quality products at a very competitive price, it also provides the platform to create an extremely efficient way to supply coffee consistently exceeding your expectations.

Farming

Coffee, being a crop adapted to tropical highlands, requires a well distributed annual rainfall, just like agro-forestry ecosystems. But most important it requires a microclimate with evidence of proper sustainable farming. We choose our producers based on many behavioral indicators, it is not a requirement to have knowledge on best production techniques since we cover all training requirements, but on the other hand, it´s vital to have the appropriate attitude towards environment responsibility. The majority of our producers achieve efficient and productive agriculture while balancing nature conservation with high-quality scoring in the product.

Harvesting

A well-maintained plantation with good physiological aspect will have the right horizontal size of branches/twigs, making it easier for the picking of only the opaque red cherries. The selection of these type of cherries accounts for sucrose measurement (Brix) at its optimum level which in turn will cause the resident microorganisms during the fermentation process to become more active, impacting the flavor intensity of the coffee. This is a key step closely related to the final quality, previous to the wet mill processing.

Processing

It is well known that coffee must be dried in order to preserve the quality attributes. When our beans are harvested at the right stage, biochemical changes associated with a controlled and slow drying process (within 3 to 5 weeks) start to occur, giving more than enough time for the natural chemical compounds to stabilize inside the beans. The relationship between this specific kind of fermentation and the aroma modulation have been noted in hundreds of trials at different mountains, this is one of the avenues in which the program has found the delicate and intricate relationship that accounts for its product´s complexity.

Quality Control

Months before the harvest starts our team executes training sessions counting all the producers in the program, our main objective is to extend the necessary knowledge to understand and apply protocols designed to impact the quality of the product. But most important is the system we have in place which inspects and test hundreds of samples during the harvest, the wet milling and the drying process before the product is packed and sent to our warehouses. Today our quality assurance system emphasizes in catching noncompliance events before they get into the final product. All of this has proven to increase our customers’ confidence and the credibility of the Specialty Program.

Dedication

Holding on to a Dream

Dedication

Holding on to a Dream

Discover Our Brands

From the inspiration of our producers, a selection of our finest coffee beans .

Nature holds one Key

Together we do the rest

Nature holds one Key

Together we do the rest

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Coffee with a View: Human Development

At Becamo, our main goal is not only to put the best Specialty Coffee from our producers in the market but being able to improve their quality of life. This is why we are constantly looking for side projects that will help diversify their income, whether it is by teaching them on new and accurate ways to nurture their plantations, better coffee processing practices, but at the same time rely on different agricultural businesses.

At Becamo, our main goal is not only to put the best Specialty Coffee from our producers in the market but being able to improve their quality of life. This is why we are constantly looking for side projects that will help diversify their income, whether it is by teaching them on new and accurate ways to nurture their plantations, better coffee processing practices, but at the same time rely on different agricultural businesses.

“After one week visiting farms in Guatemala I thought there couldn’t be more professional coffee production. But I should be proven wrong. The specialty coffee program from Becamo takes care of the smallest details. Using protocols for growing, harvesting and processing they teach the farmer to produce one if the best coffees in the country. I’m looking forward to build a strong relationship with this team and be part of it.”

Raphael Wozniak

“A hearty thank you from Neuwied, Germany to Becamo for an instructive, exciting journey through Honduras coffee world. I would like to thank the farmer families of the San Andres and San Sebastian region, who gave us an impressive insight into their production: A good year of intensive training and collaboration with technicians and engineers from Becamo have already been part of the 2015/16 crop delivering excellent coffee qualities. A hearty congratulation and my great respect for this more than successful project.
In Germany, the first enthusiastic customers are already enjoying the family-produced coffees and the personal stories behind them.
For this reason, I look forward with great confidence to the next crop and to a hopeful reunion in Honduras.”

Markus Engel

“Ein herzliches Dankeschön aus Neuwied / Deutschland an die Firma Becamo für eine lehrreiche, spannende Reise durch die Kaffeewelt Honduras. Mein besonderer Dank gilt den Farmer Familien der Region San Andres und San Sebastian, die uns einen eindrucksvollen Einblick in ihre Produktion ermöglicht haben: Ein gutes Jahr intensives Training und Zusammenarbeit mit Technikern und Ingeneuren der Firma Becamo haben bereits in der Ernte 2015/16 bei vielen Farmen zu hervorragenden Rohkaffeequalitäten geführt. Der Firma Becamo einen herzlichsten Glückwunsch und meinen großen Respekt zu diesem mehr als gelungenen Projekt.
In Deutschland genießen bereits die ersten begeisterten Kunden die familien- produzierten Kaffees und die persönlichen Geschichten, die hinter den Kaffees verborgen sind.
Aus diesem Grund sehe ich mit großer Zuversicht der nächsten Ernte entgegen und freue mich auf ein hoffentlich baldiges Wiedersehen in Honduras”

Markus Engel

“I have been working with Becamo for a few years now and had the chance to visit them and getting introduced into Becamo’s Specialty Program. We were traveling for hours and hours climbing up to 1900 to 2000 meters above sea level to meet the amazing people participating in Becamo’s Specialty Program. Those people are really committed to the Program and have a good relationship to Becamo’s technicians which help them to improve the production and quality.
The most interesting thing besides the different Mircolots is the full traceability, it was amazing to see it on the different steps of production up to the export step from Becamo’s mill.
In my opinion, the people at Becamo are doing a great job with this program and I am convinced Honduras will soon be more known for its Specialties! ”

Alex Kollodzey
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For further information about Becamo Specialty Coffee please contact us.

At Becamo, we search for the best coffee producers and the best Arabica varieties in tropical microclimates. With the help of strict guidelines, we promote the development of high-quality attributes, produced in an environmentally sustainable manner.

Beneficio de Café Montecristo S.A.
Km.14, Sector Dos Caminos
Villanueva, Cortés, Honduras

+504 2605 2700
+504 9496 4723 / +504 9934 4188

fernanda.navas@nkg.coffee
ramon.medina@nkg.coffee

Beneficio de Cafe Montecristo S.A.

Km.14, Sector Dos Caminos
Villanueva, Cortes
Honduras

Tel: +504 26052700
Fax: +504 26052729
E-mail: becamo@nkg.coffee