LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Don Francisco's Coffee, one of the leading coffee retail brands in Southern California and among the top 10 nationally, today announced the launch of Artissimo, a new exclusive super premium coffee created using the best Arabica beans from micro-lots in Costa Rica’s Central Valley. Artissimo Costa Rica is a medium to dark roast and is so exclusive that it will only be available in specially-designed 9-ounce bags (SRP $5.99) at Albertsons grocery stores in California and Bashas’ grocery stores in Arizona.
“The success of Family Reserve demonstrates that consumers, especially the discerning foodie segment, appreciate great tasting coffee and demand the kind of quality that Artissimo and our Don Francisco’s line delivers every time.”
“As an extension of our Family Reserve line, which we proudly launched in 2010, Artissimo takes super premium coffee to another level,” said Michael Gaviña, purchasing manager and licensed Q Grader for F. Gaviña & Sons, Inc. “The success of Family Reserve demonstrates that consumers, especially the discerning foodie segment, appreciate great tasting coffee and demand the kind of quality that Artissimo and our Don Francisco’s line delivers every time.”
Carefully selected by Michael Gaviña, Artissimo is a single source coffee, originating in Costa Rica’s Central Valley. This particular area in Costa Rica is known for its favorable volcanic soil and climate, producing excellent coffee with a rich chocolaty flavor. Perfectly roasted to enhance the coffee’s natural characteristics, Artissimo offers a clean cup with a pleasant aftertaste, and unlike standard Costa Rican coffees, provides a heavier body that’s particularly evident in its milk chocolate finish.
To mark the launch of Artissimo and to appeal to the ever-growing foodie market, Don Francisco’s Coffee is launching “Artissimo’s Cooking and Coffee Sweepstakes” where one Grand Prize winner will win a three-day trip to a city of their choice to participate in a MasterChef course at the prestigious Le Cordon Bleu culinary school, as well as $500 in spending cash. In addition, 10 first prize winners will win a KRUPS coffee maker and an Artissimo gift pack, while 10 second prize winners will win an Artissimo gift pack.
For more details on the sweepstakes and to enter, participants should visit www.artissimosweeps.com, where they can also print a $1.00 downloadable coupon after the registration process. While no purchase is necessary to enter the sweepstakes, Artissimo coffee bags will also feature a QR code that can be scanned in order to participate.
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. Must be legal 50 U.S./DC resident 18 or older. Sweepstakes ends 12/31/2012.
About Don Francisco’s Coffee
Produced by F. Gaviña & Sons, Inc. since 1967, Don Francisco's is one of the leading coffee retail brands in Southern California and ranks among the top 10 nationally. Based in Vernon, California, F. Gaviña & Sons, Inc., one of the largest family-owned coffee companies in America and the nation's largest privately held minority roaster, has been a leading producer of high-quality and great tasting coffee for more than four generations. Spanning more than 140 years, dating back to the family's humble beginnings in the rich-coffee bearing soil of the Caribbean, the unmatched experience as coffee growers and roasters has paved the way for a strong presence in wholesale and retail accounts all across the country. To learn more about Don Francisco's Coffee and the Gaviña family, please visit www.donfranciscos.com or www.facebook.com/DonFranciscos.