An interview with one of our longest standing customers, Porto’s Bakery. We talk partnership, Iced Tea, Iced Coffee, and more with District Manager Rolando Verdecia.
Named #5 on Yelp’s Top 100 Places to Eat in the United States, Porto’s Bakery and Cafe is a national icon. With three locations to date in Glendale, Burbank, and Downey, Porto’s plans to expand to Buena Park in Summer 2016.
Since the moment coffee arrived on the menu, Porto’s has served Gaviña.
We sat down with Rolando Verdecia, Porto’s District Manager, to talk about our long-standing partnership, Iced Tea, Iced Coffee, and signature drinks. Here’s what Rolando had to say.
Porto’s and Gaviña – share the same culture. Being family businesses, we share a lot of the same business ideals. We believe in quality, always looking for improvement, and taking care of our customer.
This Summer, We Are Promoting – our signature Porto’s Iced Coffee! We debuted new counter signs recently and sales are already up 50%.
Freshly Brewed Iced Tea – is a must! We brew Passion Fruit, Organic Hibiscus, and Traditional Black. Our freshly brewed options outsell our liquid concentrate raspberry iced tea.
Customer’s Favorite Iced Tea – is the Organic Hibiscus. They love to add it to our lemonade to make a Half & Half Iced Tea.
We Pair Our Iced Tea With – our new Spicy Chicken Milanese sandwich. The cool taste of Iced Tea pairs great with spicy foods.
Speaking of Signature Drinks – our Iced Dulce De Leche is super popular during the summer. We stack milk with dulce de leche and drizzle espresso down the side. It’s a very decadent combination.
Our Favorite Pairing – Is our Porto’s Iced Coffee with a Cuban Sandwich. The flavors were made for each other!
This Fall, You Must Try – Our new Double Porto’s Cortadito. We’re adding a little condensed milk, steamed milk, and foam to make the best cortadito we’ve ever tasted.