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COFFEEHOUSES/CAFES Fresh and Familiar Barnie’s CoffeeKitchen revamps its concept with expanded menus while remaining true to its core of serving the highest-quality coffee drinks. company profile Barnie’s CoffeeKitchen 201 revenue: $37 million 1 Headquarters: Orlando, Fla. Employees: 200 Specialty: Coffee cafes Barnie’s CoffeeKitchen: “The world is getting smaller, consumers are more engaged and we’re having way more fun.” for their morning pick-me-up or enjoy a full sit-down meal. The concept, according to the company, is using the kitchen setting to create an experience. “After 30 years as the leader in the Florida coffee market, we’ve got something big brewing,” the company says. “The world is getting smaller, consumers are more engaged and we’re having way more fun. Barnie’s CoffeeKitchen is our natural evolution. From sourcing the best coffee beans from family farms and premier growers to sharing our enthusiasm for fresh ingredients, we believe in making coffee an experience.” Kitchen Comfort According to the company, the inspiration for the creation of Barnie’s CoffeeKitchen came about through the positive feelings most people have for the kitchen. Barnie’s says it wanted to harness that positive energy and use it as the foundation for its new customer experience. “The kitchen is a trusted place – a place for relaxation, sharing and conversation,” the company explains. “It’s also a place where we create, stimulate, nourish and satisfy.  Barnie’s CoffeeKitchen delivers this with an added sense of discovery and inspiration.  In-store chefs create a personalized experience for each customer. Rich >> Barnie’s CoffeeKitchen has expanded its menu, but its popular coffee blends remain the company’s primary focus. F ounded in 1980 with one location in Winter Park, Fla., Barnie’s Coffee and Tea helped pioneer the coffeehouse concept as it is known today. “Our first store opened their doors on Park Avenue in Winter Park with a clear purpose: share the best coffee and tea from around the world with our neighbors and friends,” the company says. Today, after more than 30 years of being Florida’s “original coffee company,” the company has transformed into Barnie’s CoffeeKitchen. Although its commitment to having the best-quality coffee hasn’t changed in the least, Barnie’s has expanded its menu into other areas, creating a space where customers can pop in 26 food and drink • fall/winter 2012 •

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Food and Drink - Fall/Winter 2012
Tableside Chat
NYC Wine & Food Festival
Going Global
Beverage Focus
Caribou Coffee
Scooter’s Coffee & Yogurt
Barnie’s CoffeeKitchen
Distributors: Food Law
Progressive Gourmet
Rocky Mountain Natural Meats
Seattle Fish Company of New Mexico
Blue Mountain Growers
Dandrea Produce and Wines
Dorr Lobster
Gary’s Seafood and Specialties
Pohl Food Service Inc.
Supply America
Victoria Fine Foods
Bernatello’s Pizza Inc.
Best Mexican Foods
C.F. Gollott & Son
Clipper Seafoods Ltd.
Mountain Foods Products
Siedhoff Distributing
Sterling Pacific Meat
Producers: Business Strategies
Carib Brewery
Heroes Vodka
Mountain Pure Beverage Co.
Deli Express/E.A. Sween Co.
Family Fresh Pack
Haring Catfish Enterprises
Bear Republic Brewing Co.
Demerara Distillers
Walker & Sons Inc. – Slap Ya Mama
DRY Soda Co.
Good Time Beverages
Greencore USA
Jaindl Turkey Farms
McCall Farms
Nuovo Pasta Productions
Brewery Ommegang
R.L. Schreiber
Venus Wafers Inc.
Casper’s Ice Cream
Restaurants: Smart Marketing
Extreme Pizza
Buffalo Wings & Rings
Fatburger North America Inc.
Famous Famiglia
Francesca’s Restaurants Inc.
Aurelio’s Pizza
Yoshinoya America
Crepe Delicious
FREEB!RDS World Burrito
Razzoo’s Cajun Café
Independent Restaurants
Grand Central Oyster Bar and Restaurant
The Alicart Restaurant Group
The Optimist
The Olive Tree Italian Restaurant
The Epicurean Group
Salty’s Seafood Grills
Retailers: Shopper Marketing
Weigel’s Inc.
Royal Buying Group
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Food and Drink - Fall/Winter 2012