Why Kikos Coffee & Tea?
Brand Overview - Intro
Originated in Revere, MA, Kikos Coffee & Tea specializes in producing, sourcing, and providing high-quality coffee products and tea to B2B and B2C markets in the United States. As founders (Juan Arroyave and Peter Burgos), we wanted to bring "real" Colombian coffee, not blended with other origins or qualities to increase margins, but a coffee representing our culture and diversity. Since the creation of the brand Kikos has evolved rapidly due to our high bar for customer service and high-quality products.
We partner with Impact-U foundation to help educate those in need from vulnerable communities in Colombia on the social impact side of things. We are also active volunteers and support financially as much as we can. As you might imagine, COVID-19 impacted our business and our city. We have donated more than 1000 lbs of coffee in the last two years (and more than 400 lb the current year) to those in need, including partnering with organizations like YMCA, Women's Lunch Place, Basil Tree Catering, City of Boston and more.
Kikos Coffee & Tea clients are individuals that speak English or are bilingual. They have a certain degree of education and have traveled within our country. This exposure has helped them try products from different countries and places. They are looking to challenge traditional stigmas and like to be open to other cultures and qualities.
They are oriented to support environmental causes, minorities, and US-based companies and make the world a better place at any level.
- Age: 21 - 55 years
- Race: Anglo speaking
- Income: Mid-high
- Education: Associate, Bachelor
Our Best Selling Products Wholesale for your Buiness
Marketing 100% in-house with a dedicated Manager.
Social Media Posts and Advertising by geolocation.
Networking with local and national chambers and organizations.
Metrics of Success: impressions, conversion, engagement, conversion. Marketing budget: 2020 was USD 36,000
Budget for 2021: $29,000 due to having an in-house marketing department this year.
2022: Forecasted Budget of $30,000
Competitive Compamrison Chart
|Brand Benefits and Attributes||Kikos Coffee & Tea||Fazenda||Lavazza||Peet’s Coffee|
|Low MOQ (1 case)||Yes||No||No||No|
|Catchy Name (Kikos)||Yes||No||Yes||Yes|
|Pay Premium to Farmers||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Certified Colombian/ Roasted in Colombia - not blended||Yes||No||No||No|
Kikos Coffee & Tea can ship in bulk to all North America Europe and the UK.
Yes, Kikos Coffee & Tea is certified Minority Business Enterprise in the state of MA
A Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) is identified as being at least 51% owned by people who are:
-black persons having origin in any of the black African racial groups;
-Hispanic persons of Mexican, Dominican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, Central or South American descent of indigenous or Hispanic origin, regardless of race;
-Asian and Pacific Islander person having origin in any of the Far East countries, Southeast Asia, the Indian subcontinent or the Pacific Islands; or
-Native American or Alaskan Native persons having origin in the original peoples of North America.
Kikos Coffee & Tea is LGBT LGBT Business Enterprise / Diverse supplier certified at a national level by the NGLCC
To be eligible for certification, your business must be majority (at least 51%) owned, operated, managed, and controlled by an LGBT person or persons who are either U.S. citizens or lawful permanent residents, you're independent from any non-LGBT business enterprise, your principal place of business is in the United States and your business is formed as a legal entity in the United States.
We have a great variety of business customers. Restaurants, bakeries, coffee shops, offices, shared offices, hospitality business, retail stores, supermarkets, online stores, perks companies, events and much more.