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Published on : Tuesday, December 3, 2013
It has been two years since Carrie Bate came up with the idea of ‘coffee in a bag’, a hassle-free, easily transportable fresh blend.
An entrepreneur after our own heart, she developed her three amazingly delicious blends, which help a number of communities in Africa where the particular beans used by Carrie originate from.
Fast forward to 2013, and it didn’t take much convincing to get us on board: Carrie has created a special blend for Virgin Trains’ customers using coffee sourced from Tanzania and in true Virgin spirit, she gives back 10% of her profit to communities in Africa to help to build schools and shelters for young people.
Rob Taylor, Retail and First Class Development Manager at Virgin Trains, said: ‘We are very excited to be introducing a new coffee in first class to enhance our customers experience. It is exciting to be providing not only a high quality coffee but supporting an up and coming business.’
Speaking of the new deal, Carrie said: “When I first sent samples of The Little Coffee Bag to Virgin in February of this year, I never would have imaged that I would now have a business partnership with them. I am absolutely thrilled to have joined forces with Virgin Trains – we have now been working together for 6 months and it has been a brilliant journey to this point. To be working with such an internationally successful company is like a dream come true for me and has been the highlight of my year. I am very much looking forward to the exciting opportunities that this partnership will most certainly bring both businesses in the future.”
So from Sunday 8 December 2013, if you travel First Class with Virgin Trains, don’t forget to kick back, relax, and enjoy the coffee!
Source:- Virgin Trains