The sweet aroma of success: Modification of products for new markets in the case of TORQ by Di Bella Coffee

Glavas, Charmaine (2013) The sweet aroma of success: Modification of products for new markets in the case of TORQ by Di Bella Coffee. In Fletcher, Richard & Crawford, Heather (Eds.) International Marketing : An Asia-Pacific Perspective [6th ed.]. Pearson Education Australia, French's Forest, N.S.W, pp. 680-683.

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In 2002, Phillip Di Bella’s childhood passion for coffee and keen entrepreneurial spirit led him to establish a small coffee roasting warehouse in in the inner suburbs of Brisbane (Di Bella, 2012). With a keen sense of direction and passion for his coffee products and providing unparalleled customer service, Di Bella Coffee quickly grew to become a key player in the coffee roasting scene. This passion for the ultimate coffee experience is evident in the firm’s logo ‘Di Bella Coffee Inspires Passion’. Phillip Di Bella stated that ‘the common denominator of this company is about inspiration and passion. We are not a coffee company, we are a people company. You know, are we inspiring you from the moment you walk in the door to the moment you leave. If you are not feeling inspired then we haven’t done our job properly as a company’. Fundamentally, providing the ultimate coffee experience, as detailed in the following case is one in which focuses on the coffee consumption experience, not the coffee itself. Over that last 10 years Di Bella Coffee has constantly strived for the ultimate coffee, while expanding business operations into the booming Asian coffee market, establishing headquarters in Shanghai in 2010. In 2011, Di Bella Coffee commenced their second international venture with the launch of operations in India (Di Bella Coffee, 2012); followed shortly by the creation of a new category of coffee, set to revolutionise to coffee industry. The fusion of two traditional forms of coffee; espresso coffee and instant coffee, to create a third category- espresso instant, led to the development of TORQ by Di Bella.

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ID Code: 85094
Item Type: Book Chapter
Keywords: International Marketing, Internationalisation, Modification of Products
ISBN: 9781442560833
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Advertising, Marketing & Public Relations
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 Pearson Education Australia
Deposited On: 02 Jul 2015 22:33
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2016 14:46

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