Choosing between Coffee.org, illy cafe or Cafe Britt for consumers rests primarily on preference of taste, price and availability. In this report, consumers will discover how each company rates in comparison to each other both in strengths and weaknesses. As each of these companies have been outlined, Coffee.org has been chosen as our first place representative due to its large selection, variety and price points for the items and products that are available through the website. However, most of the products available through the website can also be purchased in most economy or chain stores so its exclusivity is to be desired.
Cafe Britt has been chosen as our second place representative due to its great price points for items and products offered through the website, and its detailed description of the entire process in which the coffee and treats are made. This website is customer friendly with a lot of resources and information, along with a Spanish version embedded for those who are searching the website from other countries that primarily speak Spanish. The only real drawback are the shipping prices which are higher due to the fact the products are being shipped from outside the United States so consumers will likely want to order in bulk volumes or take advantage of the shipping specials to make it economical for purchase.
Illy cafe has been chosen as our third place representative due to the fact most products are very highly priced although for consumers who are wanting to purchase designer brand products such as espresso machines, cups and mugs will find the exclusivity and artistry of each collection a super buy. For the average buyer, illy cafe may be a bit pricy, although taste means everything and those who have taken the time to invest into illy cafe brand coffees and teas, they find these products a tried and true favorite.
Coffee.org is an online wholesale company tailored specifically for the coffee enthusiast looking for great coffee at an affordable price and prides itself on its wide distribution to military and government installations, as well as churches, corporate offices, schools and concession stands.
This website features many exclusive and premium products, and price breaks based on volume and quantity purchased. Coffee.org also offers brand name coffees and teas that are sold in most large economy or chain stores such as Crystal Light, Lipton's, Folgers, Maxwell House, and Starbucks. But there are also exclusive brands available that have been designed by chefs such as Wolfgang Puck and Emeril, so a consumer could purchase their designer coffee's without having to visit a separate website or retail location.
Aside from the tried and true favorites that are available through Coffee.org, there are also other import varieties that spice up the selection and add an international flare with a gourmet quality from locations such as France, Columbia and Mexico which are known favorites to provide exquisite coffee varieties.
Coffee and tea are not the only items which are available for purchase. Many products such as filters, espresso machines, drink makers, brewers, napkins, sweeteners and much more is available. Most products offered on Coffee.org are also name brand items that can be found in most large economy and chain stores.
Specific details that make Coffee.org a strong choice among consumers are listed below.
Specific details that make Coffee.org a weak choice among consumers are listed below.
Coffee.org fairs most favorably when compared to illy cafe and Cafe Britt in the fact it offers the least expensive bulk rates for many varieties of coffees. However, most of the products that beat the competitors in price are with products that can be found in most chain stores for even less, and are considered mid-grade in quality. Essentially, it's all relative when it comes to brands of coffee. Yet for other products such as commercial grade grinders, filters and other equipment, Coffee.org offers a larger variety of products than illy cafe for a competitive price whereas Cafe Britt doesn't offer equipment at all. Instead, they focus primarily on gourmet coffee and exquisite treats.
Cafe Britt is an online retail portal that provides accessibility to consumers who are looking to obtain coffees and espressos from Mexico, Peru and Costa Rica, which are featured in a variety of quality brands. Unlike Coffee.org and illy cafe, Cafe Britt ships directly from the country of origin in which the brand of coffee is produced, making these products available around the globe. Cafe Britt features three main sizes of bags of 8.8 oz., 12 oz., and 2lbs.
Gift bags and boxes are a featured favorite on Cafe Britt that offer special incentives and detailed packaging that can be used for special occasions or even corporate events. The gift bags and boxes can be chosen by price or style and offers free shipping for many of the selections available.
What also sets Cafe Britt apart from the other two leading competitors is that it features many gourmet chocolates, nuts and sweets that can be ordered separately or with coffees as well.
Because Cafe Britt tailors to South America and Mexico, the website features a Spanish option for language, as well as a live chat and toll free number for ordering; 1-800-GO-BRITT. But there are also phone numbers listed for those ordering from Costa Rica, as well as a live chat feature designated for Costa Rica.
Specific details that make Cafe Britt a strong choice among consumers are listed below.
Specific details that make Cafe Britt a weak choice among consumers are listed below.
Cafe Britt favors evenly with Coffee.org in the pricing categories and quantity bulk rates for gourmet varieties although the difference comes in the shipping prices. Cafe Britt has excellent prices for their varieties and sizes of coffees and treats with an average price of $9.95 per 8.8 oz. bag of gourmet coffee where as illy cafe charges an average of $14 per 8.8 oz. bag and Coffee.org charges less or more depending on whether or not the consumer chooses to purchase by single pods, bags or cases that are featured the most. Due to product differences, Cafe Britt cannot be included in comparisons with machinery and equipment because they are not offered through this website.
Illy Cafe is an online wholesaler for illy brand coffee, tea and accessories that have been designed with a unique streamline flare for eye-pleasing color and modern-style artistic appearance. Illy cafe stands independent from Coffee.org and Cafe Britt in the fact it features it's own designer brand series of classy collections of cups which feature 10 unique collection series that are available in sets of 6, along with short biographies of the designer or artist that has created each series.
Consumers can place their order through the hotline at 1 877 4MY ILLY (877 469 4559), Monday-Friday, 9am-7pm E.T. and
Saturdays, 9am-5pm E.T.
Illy cafe features three recurring delivery membership offers that consumers can choose from which are listed below.
There are also seasonal specials that consumers may want to take advantage of, which some of the products offered are included in memberships as complimentary items in an order or shipment.
Specific details that make illy cafe a strong choice among consumers are listed below.
Specific details that make illy cafe a weak choice among consumers are listed below.
Illy cafe favors least in price comparison between Cafe Britt and Coffee.org, charging an average of nearly 40% higher than other designer or name brand coffee's and espresso. For example, an 8.8 oz. bag of medium roast ground drip coffee from illy cafe costs $14 compared to $9.95 that Cafe Britt charges for a select gourmet ground coffee. With equipment such as espresso machines that are offered through illy cafe, they price highest although their selection is greater, especially for home use. Coffee.org features more commercial grade machines that would be used primarily for businesses.
Coffee.org is best for those looking to purchase mainly mid-grade coffee's and coffee products at a reasonable price without having to travel to retail locations. Cafe Britt is best for consumers who are looking for quality import gourmet coffees and treats at a reasonable price, and illy cafe is best for consumers who are looking to invest into stylishly designed coffee products that feature a specific artists design, as well as finding high quality illy brand coffees and espressos.