In 2010, we launched into the international market by establishing a presence in the booming Asian coffee scene, setting up a headquarters in Shanghai, China. The goal was to distribute coffee to the wholesale market through cafes and corporate business clients from Shanghai. Since then we have secured a number of large corporate customers, as well as distributors, who supply our premium-grade coffee to renowned eateries, cafés, bars, galleries and other establishments in Shanghai. This continues to grow every day. Di Bella Coffee China operations have begun a training affiliation with the University of Shanghai to train future baristas in providing the Ultimate Coffee Experience.
In 2011, we continued the momentum of our international expansions by venturing into the Indian market. With coffee retailing growing at an annual rate of 30 per cent, we recognised the enormous opportunity in India and wanted to be a part of this exciting new market. Our partners have now opened more than 10 lifestyle cafés throughout Mumbai and Hyderabad, with plans to open many more across India. The Indian customer today is aspirational and wants to experience premium brands more so than previous generations. With a strong reputation for quality and consistency, Di Bella Coffee has quickly become a mainstay in India gaining a loyal following of customers seeking the Ultimate Coffee Experience.
Thanks to our strong partnership with the Cravings Group, the Di Bella Coffee brand has a devoted following in the Philippines. The foundation of this partnership is in the shared corporate social responsibility through Crop to Cup and the community initiatives of the Cravings Group.
In 2015 the international expansion of Di Bella Coffee accelerated with the launch of Di Bella Coffee in the North American markets and the activation of the roasting facility in Los Angeles. American customers can now enjoy Di Bella Coffee in their local café and buy coffee and specialty capsules online.
In 2015, an exciting new concept café, D’ARK by Phillip Di Bella entered the buzzling café scene of Bangkok. With 2 outlets in Bangkok and many more planned in South East Asia, D’ARK is challenging the taste buds of café patrons around the world.
This is only the beginning of our international expansion, as Di Bella Coffee is continually on the pursuit of improvement and seeking opportunities to unite coffee lovers with our quality products in any marketplace. Contact us for international retail opportunities.