Italian coffee maker comes to Glasgow


GLASGOW-based coffee supplier CG Coffee has introduced a new Italian coffee roaster into the UK.

The contract to distribute the Caffe Carraro roaster coincides with the company’s relocation to new premises, from where CG Coffee will also be offering free barista training.
CG said it hopes the contract will help it increase its projected turnover from £1m this year to £1.5m by 2015.
Founded just under three years ago by Carlos Avila and Gary Wright, the company has sold 60,000 kilos of coffee in the last year, as well as doubling the size of its warehouse in Govan from 1500 to 3000 square feet.
“We’re delighted to work in partnership with Caffe Carraro, a passionate family run business, to introduce a new quality coffee and brand to the UK market,” said Avila.
“Caffe Carraro has been roasting coffee in the Veneto region of Italy since 1927 and has since expanded to over 15 countries worldwide.
“And following research indicating that the licensed trade is now ready to invest in the coffee it sells and is eager to learn how it is prepared, where it comes from and the quality of the beans, we have opened a free barista training facility for clients at our new warehouse.”
Prior to founding CG Coffee, Avila was the front man for Costa Wholesale for 18 years, while Wright had experience working for Matthew Algie and Costa Coffee.
The company’s clients include Italian restaurant chain Di Maggios, Costley & Costley Hoteliers and Cafe Gandolfi, as well as North Lanarkshire Council.