TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - May 15, 2012) - SPOT COFFEE (CANADA) LTD. (TSX VENTURE:SPP) ("SPoT" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that SPoT has won the Artvoice Best of Buffalo 2012 Best Coffee Award. The award is presented yearly and is nominated and voted on by the community of Buffalo, NY.
This award highlights SPoT's continued commitment to quality and excellence and its dedication to serving its communities. SPoT roasts all of its coffee in-house in small batches to ensure consistency and quality and uses premium Arabica coffee beans. The Company recently announced that it is expanding the current coffee roasting, supply and operating facility. The new gourmet coffee roasting facility is located at the SPoT Delaware café and will service up to 20 SPoT cafés, the targeted growth for the year 2013, as well as the increasing number of commercial accounts. The expanded coffee roasting facility, with increased operating capacity, is expected to commence its operations June 2012. It is designed in a manner that will enable SPoT Delaware patrons to view the roasting operations firsthand through large glass windows between the coffee roasting facility and the Delaware café. It will feature a hand painted mural by a local artist illustrating the coffee growing and roasting process from seed to cup.
SPoT would like to thank Artvoice of Buffalo for this recognition and SPoT looks forward to continuing to serve its community with its gourmet coffee and food.
SPoT (www.spotcoffee.com) designs, builds and operates community-oriented cafés that provide its customers from every lifestyle and culture with the highest quality service, signature light meals and in- house roasted gourmet coffee. The current SPoT management team and directors have been successfully operating company-owned cafés since 2004.
Each SPoT café is a popular and friendly gathering place for its community where specialty coffee, upscale beverages, fresh baked goods, signature sandwiches, soups, salads and gourmet pizza, cakes, pastries and home baked goods are offered and enjoyed by its patrons in a warm, friendly and home-like environment.
The Company currently operates seven cafés that range in size from 2,000 to in excess of 4,000 sq. ft. with three more cafés currently under development. SPoT is currently evaluating several locations as part of its North American expansion.
Unlike other conventional gourmet coffee houses and quick service restaurants that are built on uniformity of product and style, each SPoT café maintains several unique and key features, including:
- Dedication to create a friendly environment that nourishes and intensifies a sense of gathering and of community;
In-house roasting and blending SPoT's own award-winning premium Arabica coffee;
Unwavering commitment to offer the customers of the Company the highest quality products and services;
Innovative and varying café designs that consider both the culture and flavor of the specific communities of each café;
Choice of corner locations for each SPoT café at the center of their neighborhoods;
Ability to offer intimate and warm ambiances in each café to suit the social and private moods of SPoT's patrons; and
Trained and dynamic service staff that are proud to call themselves "SPoTters" who enjoy serving their customers and make them feel at home.
Forward Looking Statements
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