Gaviña is turning 50!
50 years ago, our family—Anatolia and Francisco Gaviña and their children Paco, Pedro, Jose, and Leonor—started a coffee roasting company in Los Angeles. We leased an 1100 square foot building in Vernon, purchased a small roaster from a Bob’s Big Boy restaurant and by June of 1967 we were roasting, packing and selling Café Gaviña espresso.
A lot has happened over the last 50 years, and we have so much to be proud of. We’ve expanded our operations 3 times most recently into our 240,000 sq. ft. Fruitland facility employing over 250 people, we now have four brands (Gaviña, Don Francisco’s, Café La Llave, Jose’s) that make up the majority of our business and growing, we service new and long-standing customers and we are good corporate citizens committed to a greener coffee footprint through our Direct Impact™ initiative.
This is all possible with the blood, sweat, tears, love, joy, laughter, passion and perseverance of all who touch our business. We are grateful to our employees, coffee suppliers, vendors, bankers, and especially you, our customers, who have trusted us to build this amazing company. This is what great coffee looks like.
To commemorate our Golden Anniversary, we hosted some exciting events and created a special 50th Anniversary Blend. Stay tuned to read more about this on our blog posts!
We look forward to celebrating with you.
The Gaviña Family