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Mayorga Coffee to Nearly Double its D.C.-Area Production Facilities

Photo by Mayorga Coffee

Photo by Mayorga Coffee

Rockville, Md.-based Mayorga Coffee plans to nearly double the size of its corporate headquarters and roastery with the move to a 21,914-square-foot facility on E. Gude Drive.

“This new facility is a game-changer for us and our farmers,” Mayorga President Martin Mayorga said in an announcement last week. “Our move to a larger headquarters will help Mayorga fulfill growing national demand for our brand and private-label manufacturing, and the visibility on East Gude Drive is highly valuable to us.”

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The new facility will include offices, warehouse space, a retail area and a roastery outfitted with new equipment. The deal was facilitated by Edge Commercial Real Estate, and Mayorga will be the first tenant in an 84,000-square-foot facility owned by Finmarc Management, which has put nearly $2 million into renovations and upgrades there.

Mayorga is a family-owned company with proud Latin roots that works directly with farmers in Central America, South America and Mexico.

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Martin Mayorga recently described the company as like a group of activists who also happen to run a business. “I’m convinced that economic poverty in Latin America can be drastically reduced by linking farmers directly to market opportunities,” he recently wrote. “Moreover, that direct link creates new and meaningful conversations on how to best-serve consumers. This means higher quality and better pricing for consumers. At the same time, we leverage our operations and profitability to support our local community – schools, churches, employees, etc. This is a natural byproduct of success for a company with a purpose – not part of a marketing plan.”

Mayorga currently has six retail locations in Maryland, Virginia and Pennsylvania, including high-traffic outposts at BWI Airport, Pittsburgh Airport, Dulles Airport and Reagan National airport, while maintaining a strong emphasis on grocery and private-label roasting accounts. Mayorga also operates a mobile truck.