Costa Rican company that produces gourmet coffee, fine chocolate and specialty gift items. They have 92 gift stores in eight countries (in Latin America, the Caribbean, Australia and the United States) and an online store. They create and sponsor coffee-related tourism and education in Costa Rica.
Steve Aronson founded the company in 1985 to market roasted Costa Rican coffees to the domestic market. At the time, the country’s coffee-industry regulations required that all of the best coffee be exported, unroasted, to foreign markets. The company succeeded in marketing its coffees to Costa Rican hotels, restaurants and supermarkets.
Café Britt became the first Costa Rican company to combine coffee with tourism.