About Carmela Coffee Company

Learn what Carmela stands for, the company history, and the leadership team moving the business forward

About Carmela Coffee Company

Learn what Carmela stands for, the company history, and the leadership team moving the business forward

What Is Carmela?

A Home Away from Home

Carmela Gourmet Toast and Coffee Bar is a casual-dining/coffee bar, consisting of six locations in Broward and Palm Beach Counties in South Florida. Our full menu boasts an assortment of gourmet toasts, juices, sandwiches, and fresh salads complemented with our premium Costa Rican Coffee beans harvested at our El Cuminate Farm. Our stores offer an inviting atmosphere where our patrons find themselves “at home, away from home”.

Dedicated to Service

At Carmela we pride ourselves in service and entertainment, knitted harmoniously with exceptional food, to create a business model that promotes loyalty and customer satisfaction.

An Opportunity

The goal of the Carmela Brand is to position itself at the level of other notable specialty restaurants in the Southeast region of the United States. Through a franchise relationship with Carmela, we aim to offer new opportunities for long term business expansions.

What Is Carmela?

A Home Away from Home

Carmela Gourmet Toast and Coffee Bar is a casual-dining/coffee bar, consisting of six locations in Broward and Palm Beach Counties in South Florida. Our full menu boasts an assortment of gourmet toasts, juices, sandwiches, and fresh salads complemented with our premium Costa Rican Coffee beans harvested at our El Cuminate Farm. Our stores offer an inviting atmosphere where our patrons find themselves “at home, away from home”.

Dedicated to Service

At Carmela we pride ourselves in service and entertainment, knitted harmoniously with exceptional food, to create a business model that promotes loyalty and customer satisfaction.

An Opportunity

The goal of the Carmela Brand is to position itself at the level of other notable specialty restaurants in the Southeast region of the United States. Through a franchise relationship with Carmela, we aim to offer new opportunities for long term business expansions.

Who Is Carmela?

We Celebrate and Honor Women

At Carmela, we celebrate and honor women around the globe each and every day. The Carmela name was chosen to represent all the hard working, tireless and courageous women who are an example of greatness day in and day out.

We Are More than a Coffee Company

Backed by the development of a successful brand, we are a company that envisions coffee beyond the business it provides. We strive to do things well, finding beauty and community within the industry, and experience great joy when we hear people compliment our coffee and menu offerings.

Who Is Carmela?

We Celebrate and Honor Women

At Carmela, we celebrate and honor women around the globe each and every day. The Carmela name was chosen to represent all the hard working, tireless and courageous women who are an example of greatness day in and day out.

We Are More than a Coffee Company

Backed by the development of a successful brand, we are a company that envisions coffee beyond the business it provides. We strive to do things well, finding beauty and community within the industry, and experience great joy when we hear people compliment our coffee and menu offerings.

Carmela Product Offering

Gourmet Toast

Gourmet Toasts is our indisputable success story and represents the menu’s main attraction. We offer an assortment of toast preparations and also offer a variety of gourmet sandwiches.

The secret behind the successful taste lies in the combination of freshly sourced ingredients and healthy artisanal bread alternatives, all presented in a graceful way. We regularly compliment our menu with new and healthy options.

Coffee Bar

The top-quality Costa Rican Coffee served at our stores is recognized throughout the Continent. With a guaranteed selection of the best beans and an uninterrupted and direct supply from the farm to our stores, we offer an unparalleled competitive advantage.

Coffee is paramount to our service. We give great importance to the “training” of our baristas and in the technical specifications of the brewing equipment.

Beverages

Cold press juices and teas are refreshing and artfully prepared. With a variety of flavor combinations we cater to our customers’ needs.

Carmela offers a large selection of wine and beers for all those special occasions.

Carmela Product Offering

Gourmet Toast

Gourmet Toasts is our indisputable success story and represents the menu’s main attraction. We offer an assortment of toast preparations and also offer a variety of gourmet sandwiches.

The secret behind the successful taste lies in the combination of freshly sourced ingredients and healthy artisanal bread alternatives, all presented in a graceful way. We regularly compliment our menu with new and healthy options.

Coffee Bar

The top-quality Costa Rican Coffee served at our stores is recognized throughout the Continent. With a guaranteed selection of the best beans and an uninterrupted and direct supply from the farm to our stores, we offer an unparalleled competitive advantage.

Coffee is paramount to our service. We give great importance to the “training” of our baristas and in the technical specifications of the brewing equipment.

Beverages

Cold press juices and teas are refreshing and artfully prepared. With a variety of flavor combinations we cater to our customers’ needs.

Carmela offers a large selection of wine and beers for all those special occasions.

“The top-quality Costa Rican Coffee served at our stores is recognized throughout the Continent.”

COSTA RICA

EL CUMINATE FARM (100ha)

“The top-quality Costa Rican Coffee served at our stores is recognized throughout the Continent.”

COSTA RICA

EL CUMINATE FARM (100ha)

Carmela History and Leadership

RAFAEL BARETTA

CO-FOUNDER & CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

RAINIER ABREU

CO-FOUNDER & PRESIDENT

Carmela History and Leadership

Concept Creation

2015

Carmela Parkland Grand Opening

Jan 2018

Carmela Parkland Expanded

Sep 2018

Carmela Express (Food Truck)

Dec 2018

Carmela Pompano Grand Opening

June 2019

Carmela Boca Raton Grand Opening

December 2019

Carmela Delray Grand Opening

October 2020

Carmela Boca Raton Grand Opening 2nd Location

May 2021

Started to Franchise

June 2021

RAFAEL BARETTA

CO-FOUNDER & CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

RAINIER ABREU

CO-FOUNDER & PRESIDENT

Are You a Good Fit?

For the first time in our short history, Carmela is awarding franchise opportunities. We’re looking for strong franchise partners who can help us build our brand in markets across the U.S.

Fill out the form below to receive access to our questionnaire and to receive more information about franchising opportunities.

    Are You a Good Fit?

    For the first time in our short history, Carmela is awarding franchise opportunities. We’re looking for strong franchise partners who can help us build our brand in markets across the U.S.

    Please take a moment to complete a brief questionnaire to determine your eligibility for franchising with us. Upon approval we will provide information about the franchise, including confidential financial performance data.