Richard Perez, District Sales Manager for the Food Service
Division of the Coca Cola Coffee Division, founds BRISK COFFEE in
his hometown, Tampa, Florida.
1969 - 1972
BRISK grows rapidly, acquiring larger roasters, more delivery trucks, larger offices and more employees.
BRISK opens a roasting facility in San Salvador, El Salvador.
Branch offices are established in the Orlando, Miami, and Ft. Lauderdale markets.
First national chain acquired – the Days Inns of America. This customer acquisition launched our Hotel Supply Program, combining complimenting foodservice and in-room coffee products for a complete item line up.
Brisk secures a contract with Waffle Houses of Florida, our first restaurant chain.
Brisk secures contracts with Peoples Express, Eastern Airlines, United Airlines and numerous charter airlines, perfecting and expanding our filter pack coffee line as a product offering to the foodservice and institutional industries.
BRISK introduces ‘CAFÉ PEREZ’ Espresso Coffee.
Brisk is awarded the largest Burger King franchisee in the Southeast, expanding our presence in the national accounts market.
The American coffee division of Rowland Coffee Roasters in Miami, Florida is acquired by BRISK Coffee. This acquisition secures BRISK Coffee as one of the largest independent coffee roasters in the Southeast United States.
BRISK Introduces ‘INNKEEPER’S CHOICE’ Filter Pack Coffee, in-room coffee sold to the nation’s finest hotels.
BRISK becomes the largest supplier of ground coffee to the cruise industry.
Expansion continues as BRISK signs contracts with fine hotels, restaurants and other clients throughout the western U.S.
Green Coffee prices increase significantly. In response to a changing economy and in an effort to bring value to our customers, BRISK develops and implements our Factory-Direct, Next Day Delivery concept. The first of its kind in the coffee foodservice market, this unique system introduces a more efficient, cost effective business model, shipping fresher, higher quality coffee than ever before possible to our customers.
BRISK relocates to a new state-of-the-art production facility, tripling space and manufacturing capability.