Five-year-old Utica Coffee Roasting Company has signed a supply deal with Utica, N.Y.-based Casa Imports, making its coffee products available to Casa’s approximately 3,000 restaurant and retail clients.
“Casa’s effort to source local producers into stores, restaurants, and specialty shops in meaningful ways is progressive and clearly shows Casa’s strategic link between local producers and local consumers,” said Frank Elias, president of Utica Coffee Roasting. “This is a good news story for our business, but also several other local businesses who are suppliers and customers of both Casa and Utica Coffee. Casa’s decision to source local has a great impact on the communities they serve. The trickle down is a big story.”
Casa Imports began in 1975 and now sells Italian and Mediterranean specialty foods in five states in the Northeast, including Bellissimo brands.