It all started for the Utica Coffee Roasting Company in 1999 with the mission to help revitalize an area of Utica and provide a great cup of coffee. Now this coffee manufacturer is taking its product to the next level with a new partnership with area distributer Casa Imports.
Coffee Maker Frank Elias says, "This new relationship allows us to increase our production, hire more people, expand our market share and provide our quality coffee to this local area and even beyond."
The new partners informally began working together a few months ago and coffee maker Frank Elias says both saw it as a natural fit.
Elias says, "It's really showing some positive results of people being able to go out and sell as well as hiring people to help us in the manufacturer or at least increasing the hours for the people that were already working for us."
Frank says the new relationship allows each entity to excel at what they do best and it shows the commitment both have to Central New York.
"Two local businesses committed to this community in terms of living here, working here and investing here. Being able to work together to expand our market share and the products that we off this community and it goes full circuit" says Elias