Alliance between UNITEC Honduras and Banco Atlántida celebrates first new business

New relationship launched to help support student entrepreneurs from UNITEC


Alliance between UNITEC Honduras and Banco Atlántida celebrates first new business

CoffeeHolics Espresso Bar, the first company created from the alliance between UNITEC Hondruas and Banco Atlántida, opened its doors in the Honduran capital of Tegucigalpa.

CoffeeHolics Espresso Bar is the first cafeteria with expert bartenders that are professionals in latté art.

CoffeeHolics is a place where people will be able to exclusively taste Honduras Western Coffee. The idea originated from the desire of masters students from UNITEC to found an Espresso Bar different from the existing ones in the country. This vision was made possible with financing granted by Banco Atlántida through the "Entrepreneurship Lending" program.

CoffeeHolics is a business concept that seeks to revolutionize the way coffee is served in Tegucigalpa, since the idea is to serve quality, not volume, every coffee is a piece of art, prepared carefully so as to not distort the essential properties of the grain ", Maria Mercedes Gutiérrez expressed, partner of the innovative business.

The executive added: "every cup of coffee must impress the client, and the talent of the bartender that has prepared it. We center in a managerial area that impassions us and decided to adopt a new concept for the preparation and presentation of coffee, which places Honduras, the third major producer of coffee, at a height of the competitions of barismo around the world"

The Director of Community Involvement and Entrepreneurship of UNITEC, René Gamero, declared that " for our university it represents an achievement to materialize a business idea, raised by two of our graduates, since having formed them academically, we also stamp on them an intrinsic characteristic of a modern professional: to be an entrepreneur daring to satisfy intelligently needs of the market and the society."

"The determined support of CoffeeHolics is part of the support strategy on behalf of Banco Atlántida to the productive sectors, through SME Banking granting the first seed for the creation of new business with potential of growth and development, hereby generating, necessary sources of employment at this moment for our economy," emphasized Víctor Rodríguez Executive of Banco Atlántida.

CoffeeHolics is located in Residencial Lomas del Guijarro in Tegucigalpa. Its name is a composition of Anglo-Saxon words meaning “Coffee Addicts". Through this business, the partners aim to expand the mentality of the coffee consumer in Honduras.