Small Batch Roasters from Charlottesville, Virginia Expand Globally
Greenberry’s Coffee Co. opens third coffee shop in Japan and continues to grow in Asia and throughout the Middle East
March 25, 2017 // Franchising.com // In partnership with D.K International Co., Ltd, Greenberry’s Coffee Co. is proud to announce the grand opening of their third coffee shop, superbly located in the heart of Osaka’s bustling city center and surrounded by the city’s most desirable residential areas.
The ribbon cutting ceremony occurred on March 25, 2017 at the coffee shop, beautifully located on the third floor of the corner Kado-ya building in the Gamo district (the other two being in Takarazuka and Sannomiya). The opening welcomed a prominent crowd, including some of Japan’s renowned influencers, businessmen
Immediately positioned at the top of the market, Greenberry’s Coffee Co. offers the highest quality and variety of drinks and foods, peerless customer service, consistency and impeccable attention to detail in a home away from home ambiance that is synonymous with the Greenberry’s Coffee Co. name. Differing from the common perception of a coffee shop, Greenberry’s offers a wide selection of delectable sandwiches, wraps and pastries with additional offers soon to come. Further, in collaboration with Prince Michel Vineyard & Winery, the coffee shop will be welcoming you to enjoy a selection of Greenberry’s wines and champagne from TRUMP winery by June 2017.
Featuring both indoor and outdoor balcony seating, a private meeting room and a children’s play room, the coffee shop accommodates up to 110 people and is open from 7:00- 24:00 daily.
As the development of the coffee industry advances and competition continues to rise, Greenberry’s Coffee Co. has set forth to become one of the leaders in small batch roasting and specialty coffees. With the next few coffee shops scheduled to open in the coming months in Japan, owners Sean and Roxanne Simmons are simultaneously positioning themselves across the Middle East, beginning in Saudi Arabia and the State of Qatar.
About Greenberry’s Coffee Co.
Nestled in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the first Greenberry's Coffee Co. store opened in Charlottesville, VA in 1992. Opened with the intent of serving the finest specialty coffees, teas and fresh-baked pastries in a warm and inviting atmosphere.
Sean & Roxanne Simmons, the husband and wife duo behind Greenberry’s Coffee, knew they wanted to bring a higher quality of coffee to the public. After years in the corporate world, they decided to learn the heart and soul of coffee from Alfred Peet, the pioneer who first brought high-end coffee to America in the 1960s. From that knowledge grew Greenberry’s Coffee, named after Sean’s ancestor who exhibited the same dedication to hard work and quality that they wanted to bring to the coffee world.
It quickly became a community meeting place, serving the town as a social hub and source for high end, specialty coffees, a rarity at the time. Meanwhile, Sean would roast in a small warehouse nearby while Roxanne would deliver to local restaurants and cafes in their tiny two-door jalopy. They insisted on roasting themselves so they could control all aspects of quality – from green bean sourcing, to roasting and serving to their customers. Still in operation, Greenberry’s Coffee in Barracks Road still serves some of the same customers that came in the very first day.
As the customer base grew, Sean and Roxanne started to get inquiries about bringing the same sense of community and high-end coffee to other locations. They started franchising Greenberry’s Coffee and partnered with like-minded people who shared their same passion for coffee, quality and customer service. As the coffee market grew, the need for high- quality, gourmet food arose. Sean & Roxanne wanted to bring the same dedication to quality to the food program as they had to their coffee. Creating a breakfast and lunch menu centered on fresh, savory ingredients. Paired with our freshly baked pastries and baked goods, Greenberry’s created a full line food solution.
Now equipped with over twenty years of coffee roasting experience and a broad range of food service solutions, Greenberry’s Coffee has expanded regionally and internationally. Maintaining the home away from home feel of the stores has kept the atmosphere consistent through a variety of locations and markets, bringing the charm of Greenberry’s to customers across the globe.
SOURCE Greenberry’s Coffee