Antonio Leite

History and Overview of the Java Times Caffé Brand
Java Times Caffé is an exceptional concept focusing on coffee, teas and

light fare. The

concept was founded by Tony Leite after he moved to Mexico in 1999.5

Tony has a long

background in the coffee and hospitality industries. Born in Portugal in

1968, Tony

began working as a small boy in the family-owned supermarket his parents

ran. His

family later moved to the US where Tony developed his career in

hospitality working as

a Captain at the Wyndham Hotel in Palm Springs, and then as a consultant

for Santana

Food Products, an importer of Portuguese foods. In 1992, Tony began

working for Prico

Foods in Palm Desert. At Prico Foods, Tony concentrated on selling espresso

equipment and the coffee business. In 1996, Tony moved to Denver where

he worked

for a firm called Westland Marketing. At Westland, Tony was an Account

Manager for

espresso equipment and coffee products. Tony's background in the coffee

segment

prepared him to launch Java Times Caffé once he and his family located

in Mexico.

Java Times Caffé currently has twelve locations located throughout

Torreón, Monterrey,

Veracruz, Querétaro and Chihuahua. Additional locations are opening soon

in León and

Mexico City (Polanco area). Six of the current locations are currently

owned by

franchisees in Mexico.