Ever heard the saying: “The simplest ideas are the best”? This certainly applies to Carrie Bate’s problem-solving product, (the simply named) Little Coffee Bag Co. When her husband was planning a camping trip it occurred to Carrie that he wouldn’t get his hands on a decent cup of coffee for the duration of the trip. And so, The Little Coffee Bag was born!
In its infancy, Carrie took her product to TV Show, Dragon’s Den, where unusually 3 “Dragons” put forward offers of £100,000 for a share in her business. However, with giants like Virgin Trains and EasyJet showing serious interest, she was so confident in her coffee bags that she turned them down! It turned out this was the right decision as Little Coffee Bags can now be found in Harvey Nicholls and Harrods, as well as on trains, planes and, indeed, in Beautiful BoxTree gift boxes!
The coffee bags are individually packaged in plastic-free, sealed sleeves to ensure perfect freshness, and the bags themselves are made from BioWeb which is a renewable, compostable and plastic free alternative to teabag material. The coffee is roasted in small batches by artisan coffee makers in Shropshire, while the beans for the five distinct blends are sourced from around the world.
Laura says: “Carrie Bate refers to herself as “The accidental businesswoman”, but by solving a simple problem with a simple solution it’s clear she holds the key to producing a successful product – I take my hat off to her! And her coffee is so delicious, attractively packaged and environmentally responsible, it is a very natural fit with BoxTree and a fab perk for any of our gift boxes.”
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