2010

Volume 46: Coffee 2.0 in 2010 and beyond

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Coffee 2.0 in 2010 and beyondAs I’m writing these words I’m on a flight returning from my last business trip of the year. This time, it was my pleasure to visit our Britt coworkers in Perú and Chile. Read more...


Volume 45: New products, new flavors, new ventures

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New products, new flavors, new venturesAbout 10 years ago the strategy guru from Harvard, Michael Porter, was advising the Central American governments on how to develop national competitiveness.He analyzed the coffee industry and found us. He then wrote a case study about how Café Britt went from being a commodity-based business that exported green coffee, a raw material, to a branded, value-added competitive business that roasted, packaged and sold its own gourmet coffee. Read more...


Volume 44: Grupo Britt turns 25 with a celebration of Mexico!

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Grupo Britt launched operations in Mexico June 19 by opening eight stores in the Mexico City International Airport (AICM). We’ve also opened a coffee-roasting plant and chocolate factory at the tourism mecca of Cancun in the Mexican state of Quintana Roo. This is an important step in our history. Read more...


Volume 43: Setting a high bar for sustainability

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I recently spoke with a customer from New Jersey who wanted to know what we were doing to be a socially and environmentally sustainable business. After I called him back and explained our many programs and activities that support the environment and our communities, he felt intrigued as to why we don't communicate more all those efforts. Days later, a U. Read more...