Leo Coffee, a nearly half-century-old filter coffee brand based in Chennai export to countries like the US, Australia, Singapore, Malaysia and West Asian countries.
Leo Coffee, operated by Venu Srinivasan is nearly half-century-old filter coffee brand based in Chennai and exports coffee to big domestic and international companies, stated Hindu BusinessLine.
The coffee major has a strong foothold in the countries like the US, Australia, Singapore, Malaysia and West Asian countries. Leo exports at least a tonne of roasted coffee beans and powder every month to the US alone. “Genuine coffee drinkers prefer filter coffee to instant ones and now “drinking filter coffee is fashionable,” says Srinivasan.
Leo Coffee has 40 company-owned outlets and 200 shop-in-shop counters in supermarkets and department stores across Chennai. The group has also established the brand’s presence in e-commerce portals, including Amazon, Snapdeal, eBay and Shopclues.
“We are aggressive on e-commerce. We take technology very seriously. Right now, the volume we sell through these portals may be negligible, but it’s very promising.”
Not only has this, the brand has recently entered into the cafe segment by opening Mylapore Mocha. “We want to mark our presence in that space too.” As of now, it has half-a-dozen outlets. These outlets are not very elaborate like other Café chains. “We wanted them to be small joints where people can just enjoy a cuppa,” he added.
Mylapore Mocha also serves various other beverages such as tea, iced tea, hot chocolate and badam milk other than filtered coffee. The cafe is present across high streets and malls in the city.