From agriculture to high technology, a majority of family businesses are passed down from father to children, creating a vital link across generations while benefiting the broader economy. In honor of Father’s Day, Mihaylo News is profiling F. Gaviña & Sons Inc., a four-generation, Cuban-American gourmet coffee importer and roaster based in the Los Angeles area that is active in Mihaylo College’s Center for Family Business.
For many of us, the day cannot begin until we enjoy our favorite brand of coffee. According to the National Coffee Association, 54% of American adults drank coffee every day as of the start of this decade. Coffee growth, production and sales is second only to crude oil in global value, employing subsistence farmers in developing countries and baristas in major Western cities.
Among the companies ensuring that fine coffee makes its way from remote hillsides to your home, office or favorite restaurant is F. Gaviña & Sons Inc., a Vernon-based importer, roaster and supplier. The company is active in Mihaylo’s business network through membership in the Center for Family Business, which provides networking, development and engagement opportunities for Southern California family-owned firms.
A Dream Survives Over Four Generations and 3,000 Miles
The Gaviña story began in 1870, when brothers José María and Ramón Gaviña left their native Spain for economic opportunities in the New World. They settled in Cuba, where they began planting coffee in the fertile hillsides on the island. Read More