Sunday, January 2, 2011

Research Contributors – Guanajuato & Veracruz, MEXICO.

Azulejos Talavera Cortes – Dolores Hidalgo, Guanajuato, Mexico.

This 29 year family owned business is set in the heart of Mexico and produces tiles and other ceramics at a very high level of craftsmanship. With a 25 year warranty marked on every piece these products are sought after internationally. The artwork is all produced by hand in the traditional fashion and a great deal of flexibility in design is available through their team of professionals on sight.

Panaderia La Fama – Coscomatepec, Veracruz, Mexico.

This family owned business has been operating for the last 85 years and still hold many of its original values and baking traditions. The products are always fresh and compete on quality, in fact we’ve found it difficult to find better. La Fama has been recognized as one of the traditional bakeries in the state of Veracruz as documented by known photographer Susana Casarin in her book “Humo de Leña”.

Productos Agricolas Pesa S.P.R. de R.L. & Grupo Agro-Hidroponia de Ixhuatlan S.C. de R.L. – Ixhuatlan del Cafe, Veracruz, Mexico.

Coffee and hot house tomatoe plantation, roughly 30,000 plants at about 1000 metres of elevation produces a fine Arabica coffee primarily for local consumption. The production process is as complicated as any agricultural product with a 9 month cycle and it also contends with a very dynamic trading market being the second most traded commodity on the planet.

Proyecciones Artesanales de Coscomatepec S.A. de C.V. Proarte – Coscomatepec, Veracruz, Mexico.

For 35 years this leather shop has produced hand made products for cowboys, equestrian use and daily use. All products are craft and of a high quality.

Samy Productos Finos de Café M.R. – Cordoba, Veracruz, Mexico.

A producer of coffee flavoured candies, cookies and liquors. This family owned business has been operating for about 10 years and is named after the youngest daughter. The business operates a store front café and produces and distributes for a domestic market. Quality and Service are high on the list as competitive competencies.


Instituto Tecnico Internacional de Belleza – Cordoba, Veracruz, Mexico.

This government recognized College of Beauticians has been operating for over 27 years and offers a highly technical and exhaustive 2 year program. The product has some unique production features I haven’t seen at other schools and focuses on quality to compete in a demanding market.