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Spanish company is looking for distributors in the EU and outside the EU for its organic tea and coffee

Country of origin:
Country: 
SPAIN
Opportunity:
External Id: 
BOES20190403001
Published
03/04/2019
Last update
24/04/2019
Expiration date
24/04/2020

Keywords

Partner keyword: 
Health food
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Summary

Summary: 
The SME was founded 33 years ago in Catalonia (Spain) as a coffee roaster, and in the last 20 year, the company particularly focused on the development of innovative and high quality organic and non-organic products. The company main portfolio products are certified organic teas and infusions, organic and non-organic coffee and a natural & organic kombucha. The SME is looking for distributors in the EU and outside the EU, in the Horeca and/or retail channel.

Description

Description: 

The Spanish SME is located in Catalonia and is specialized in the manufacture of organic and non-organic teas and coffees. With more than 30 years of experience, nationally and internationally the company has well positioned in the national market as an eco-certificated provider.
Regarding the company teas portfolio, the SME offers a range of 42 flavours, including classic teas & infusions, with original formula infusions, tisanes, and blends.
They commercialize chai tea, which is made of spices from India, such as cardamom, ginger, and clove. Infusions made of herbs from the Mediterranean region. In addition, the SME offers a special line based on medicinal plants with a range of 10 functional organic infusions (detox, sleep, slim, stress off, mind energy, prevent, digest, lax etc) with a strong focus on the wellbeing of consumers. The 80% of all herbs used are selected for its properties; professionals and specialists in herbal medicine endorse those formulas. Moreover, the ingredients of each formula have been combined to yield properties that complement the health, according to the indications of the final monographs published by the European Medicines Agency (EMEA).
Regarding the company, coffee line includes coffee beans from single origins, special coffees and blends (organic & non-organic). The green coffee is selected and verifying in the company premises before storing and roasting them fresh for every new order. Furthermore, a new 100% compostable and biodegradable coffee capsules (for Nespresso coffee machines) has been launched this year with a blend of three organic coffees from different origins.
The SME portfolio also includes kombucha that is a probiotic and a tea-fermented healthy beverage. This 100% natural drink is made of infused green tea, purified water, organic sugar, natural fruits, and the fungus scoby. The result of the fermentation by scoby is a subtle sparkling drink with slightly sweet and acid flavours. Thanks to the vitamins, antioxidants, enzymes, minerals and essential organic acids found in this millenary drink, its consumption brings great benefits for consumer wellbeing.
According to the different trade sectors, the company works for the SME has a variety of formats suitable for Horeca, retail, delicatessen shops, and supermarkets among others.
The SME is looking for a long-term agreement with distributors or importers in the EU and outside the EU.

Advantages & innovations

Cooperation plus value: 
- Full traceability of all the ingredients: the SME purchase herbs, tealeaves and green coffee at origin. Closer collaboration with some plantations started more than 15 years ago with some coffee growers, and in the last 5 years, we developed closer cooperation with tea farmers in Sri Lanka among others. - The SME is certified by the FDA and complies with ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 and the organic products are fully certified by the European authorities. - Bio packaging: The teas products are presented in a 100% biodegradable soylon pyramid made of corn. Also regarding coffee capsules, the 100% of the materials are compostable and biodegradable. - The company respect nature, supporting social action and ensuring traceability with certificates. - The coffee products are 100% natural roasted. In addition, the grains are selected for their uniqueness and for their physical and climatic location that require special care and different weather conditions.

Stage of development

Cooperation stage dev stage: 
Already on the market

Partner sought

Cooperation area: 
The SME is looking to expand their international presence mostly by their organic teas infusions and coffee beans and capsules. The SME is looking for agreements with importers and/or distributors in the Horeca and/or retail channel. As the company is mostly specialized in organic products, a partner with a strong focus on the organic market might be most helpful. The SME would like to find partners with whom they can reach a win-win agreement and grow together in the long-term. The SME believes in business relationships based on trust and transparency to guarantee successful results for both parties. The SME offers marketing solutions to their importers o distributors as promotional material, leaflets, exhibitors and others.

Type and size

Cooperation task: 
SME 11-50,SME <10,SME 51-250