HOMEGROWN businesses in Davao are indeed of excellent quality.
This as being proven by a chain of coffee shops as it has been recognized anew by another prestigious national award-winning body.
One of this year's recipients of Golden Globe Business Excellence Award is Blugre.
Gloria Cuaresma, Blugre owner, is grateful of having been selected by Golden Globe as one of the country's outstanding business model for coffee shops.
In 2015, Blugre was also cited with some excellence awards, a proof of its outstanding track record. Some of the awards the chain has received are the Most Outstanding Innovative Coffee Shop in the 2015 National Customers Choice Annual Awards and the Best Coffee Shop award during the 10th National Product Quality Excellence Award by the Q Asia Magazine.
Cuaresma told Sun.Star Davao in an earlier interview that they are planning to expand and open a branch in Manila.
Blugre is known as the first to introduce durian coffee, in hot and cold blends.
"When we say durian coffee, it's Blugre. We believe in the law of the first. But we do not settle just for that, we go beyond durian coffee. We also offer fruit drinks, delicious pastries, rice meals, and exceptional customer service," she said.
Blugre Coffee now has nine branches, six in Davao and one branch each in the cities of General Santos, Koronadal and Tagum.
Other Davao-based Golden Globe awardees are the Rophe's Chicken Restaurant and Penongs.