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January and February, we celebrate our Rwanda Bourbon coffee in all Hy-Vee's and Natural Grocers Locations throughout the Midwest. Our “Rwanda Bourbon Coffee,” originates from the Bourbon varietal of Arabica coffee beans, which has grown wild in Rwanda for over a century under lime trees. Bourbon coffee trees are known for their deep, buttery, nutty, light creamy flavors, as well as their mild, mellow, calm undertones. When you purchase Rwanda Bourdon coffee from your local Hy-vee's and Natural Grocers stores your children will receive an extra 25.00 dollars added to their JavaTops College Fund, as well as their school will earn $2.00 per purchase. Don’t forget to take advantage of our JavaTops referral plan, an earned $500.00 in your child college fund for referring 20 families who children are 6-months old to twelfth grade in High School. (No purchase necessary to receive the referral bonus. ) www.javatops.com
Dear Shareholders and Friends of the Company,
Happy new year to you all. I hope you celebrated the start of 2018 in good spirits with family and friends. Now that January 1st has come, it’s good to look ahead and think about what this year may bring us. But first, a quick look back.
2017 was quite a year for all of us at The Basket Is Full, Inc., PUR JAVA, PUR AVA, PUR KERNELS BRANDS. We’ve been through many developments, in sometimes less than favorable circumstances. But we’ve also achieved an enormous amount as we expanded our employees and customer's bases to many new states and countries. Within our corporate budget, we have made good progress: preparations for our Coffee for College Program (CFC), reducing facility cost, learning from feedback that we received from our customers through 2017, and most importantly, increasing our shareholder's values. In December of 2017, we launched our new strategy and carefully executed on it on December 20, 2017. Of course, there’s still a lot of work ahead. It’s no secret that markets did not play along, and given this, we have implemented extended time horizons to bring our PUR AVA and PUR KERNEL BRANDS to the market.
In 2017 we took significant steps to de-risk and strengthened our balance sheet, we increased our financial buffers, we remained debt for by listening to our stockholder's concerns and reduced our risk profile. These steps also resulted in a reduction in employment over the next couple of weeks. I am aware that it has had an impact not only on those directly affected but also on their colleagues. I regret that this was an unavoidable decision.
All these measures are of course not without cost. De-risking, coupled with remaining debt free as an early developing Natural Food Processing Plant, has put pressure on income for both our Facility Operations and Demo Research Teams. While we have initiated steps to reduce expenses, we are also confronted with headwinds including higher importing fee's, and delays in raw materials, and retooling of our Lincoln, Nebraska Plant. In short, the current circumstances are all quite challenging to work in on a daily basis. But no matter what the conditions are, we must not lose sight of our priority: to be a reliable and financially sustainable company that put our customers at the heart of everything we do. Showing our customers how we can support them in their financial needs when it time for their children to head off to college. By expanding our natural food product lines to more store shelves, we can keep more families healthier and as we give them foods that aid in their bodies functioning longer.
It’s important for us to use our time wisely and move forward as decisively and swiftly as we can in 2018. That will only be possible with your continued dedication and teamwork of all of our managers, stockholders, and customers. We need to continue to work together to create a successful standalone business that is truly partnering with families within the communities we serve.
The past few years have had a significant impact on all of us, but I would like to thank you all for your considerable support and dedication during these challenging times. The year ahead will bring its challenges but I’m sure by working together, keeping focused on our priorities and putting our customers, employee's, and stockholders first we can realize our ambitions. These will undoubtedly continue to be my priorities, and I am convinced, I can count on you to do the same.
Jonathan Primo Fuego Galicia
President and CEO
The Basket Is Full, Inc.
Food Processing Plant
Every day we look for ways to create Innovative Customer Value. There is nothing like searching for new, radically different approaches to curve value towards our customers, that produces high growth for our organization. We don’t seek to stay ahead of our competition; we aim to make our competitors irrelevant by creating radically new ways to add more value to our customer's purchases by offering them opportunities to share in our revenue streams. We are the new Innopreneurs of the market. When we started The Basket Is Full, Inc., it was not about proving a job for ourselves; it was about aligning our passion for family, blessing, and customers with the right capabilities and resources that link our drive to the big idea that creates economic value. And none of us here at The Basket Is Full, Inc., are afraid of the challenge of working with the elephant in the room. As long as we stay focused on controlling the element of surprise, we will win the battle in our market space. We do not stop looking for ways to excite our employees, amaze our customers and shock our competitors. As we continue to reach for what appears to be the impossible, we often actually do the unthinkable for our customers.
Jonathan Primo Fuego Galicia,
President and CEO
The Basket Is Full, Inc., Announces Timing of Third Quarter Earnings Release and Investor Conference Call
Lincoln, Nebraska November 3, 2017 – The Basket Is Full, Inc.; today announced it would release third quarter 2017 financial results on Nov. 27 before the Nasdaq Stock Exchange opens. The release will be followed by an investor conference call that evening to discuss the results.
Randy Olsen, Vice President of Operations for Omaha Metro Area in the State of Nebraska.
You don't have to feel bad about pouring the next cup of coffee when you have so much to gain. I know you love it because it wakes you up in the morning. But did you realize that there are plenty of coffee health benefits, also?
Check them out! Do your research! Find these studies, reports, and articles by typing in" "Health Benefits of Coffee" on your smartphone or computer. Here are six Amazing Health Benefits of Coffee that you will find during research.
Moderate amounts can increase the size of the hippocampus, which aids in short and long-term memory. Trigonelline a compound found in coffee contains properties that keep your teeth from decay. Studies have found that coffee intake lowered the level of cortisol, a stress hormone in pregnant women. Caffeine aids in pain relief, so much so that OTC pain relievers contain as much caffeine as a cup of coffee.
Antioxidants like chlorogenic acid found in coffee lessons the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. The antioxidants in coffee can reduce uterine and ovarian cancer.
To get the most of the benefit, be sure to choose the best coffee you can buy. Select single original coffees to ensure you're getting the highest quality possible. Shade grown coffee trees are best for your digestive system. They have less acidity and less bitterness. Also, fresh micro-roasted coffee is always going to be your best choice. Pur Java Coffees are 95% shade grown, micro-roasted, has less acidity and less bitterness. You can find Pur Java at your local Natural Grocers or Hy-Vee Stores. Pick some up the next time you visit these stores.
RELAX AND ENJOY THE BENEFITS OF YOUR NEXT CUP OF PUR JAVA COFFEES!
Many people are becoming aware of Pur Java beverages, like their Honduran Dark Roast and Natural Chocolate Coffee Concentrates. These two Premium Coffees are produced with 100% Arabica beans. The beans are shade grown, with low acidity, can be used as a meat marinade, and as as a coffee additive for many pastries. The Natural Chocolate concentrate is made from those trees in Honduras that are grown under the shade of Cocoa Trees. Those cocoa fruits that don't get harvested will fall to the ground and decompose. It is form the decomposing cocoa fruits, that the coffee trees will pick up the natural and subtle undertone of unsweetened dark chocolate.
To learn more ways on how to use Pur Java Concentrates, go to our website www.purjava.com. There you can find recipes for drinks, desserts and marinade. Remember, The Basket Is Full, Inc. also has 3 Premium, coffee grounds included in their Pur Java Beverage Division. All the grounds are freshly roasted, medium profile premium coffees. Try one today and experience how coffee should taste .
For those of you, new to Our Java Premium Products. You will find them in Hy-Vee and Natural Grocers Stores in the Omaha and Lincoln areas. Also, as you travel to the east or west of Nebraska, you can purchase Pur Java Premium Products in Iowa and Colorado at Natural Grocers. Pur Java Products are used in other states as well. Those include Minnesota, Kansas, North Carolina, California, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Illinois.
As you do your internet surfing. Stop by javatops.com to find out how Our Java and families all over this great country can join forces and helps send your children to college.
The Basket Is Full, Inc., takes education very seriously. Along with our Coffee for College Program (CFCP) but still, need financial assistance. The program is easy to enroll in, and website functions are surprisingly comprehensible to operate. Once you purchase one of the all-natural, organic Pur Java products from your local Hy-Vee's, Natural Grocers or at our www.purjava.com website, then head over to our www.javatops.com Coffee for College Program website and sign up to receive college fund assistance.
From there you will follow the easy setup instructions. It will ask for the location and names of the product you have purchased; this is for our knowledge to verify the purchase. You can log into your account at any time to view the money that has accumulated in your child(s) college account. If you have any questions about the program or questions about how to sign up for our Coffee for College Program (CFCP), please call Mikaela McAllister (800) 894-8551 Ext. 703
Website: www.purjava.com Headquarters: Lincoln, NE
Size: 1 to 50 Employees Founded: 2015
Type: C - Corporation Revenue: Privately Hel
The Basket Is Full, Inc., is a privately held C-Corporation that was founded in the state of Nebraska by the Metzger and Galicia Family. Our objective is to create a stable, consistent portfolio of investments through the acquisition and development of Gourmet Coffee and Specialty Tea products that are of low risk potential and located primarily in the United States.
Job Description: Product Demonstrator/Demo Researcher in Omaha and Lincoln, NE
When customers shop at Hy-Vee’s and Natural Grocers in the state of Nebraska they will encounter a Product Demonstrators who is offering different samples to the general public that are being sold in the store. Everyone likes to try free samples, while they are shopping. The Basket Is Full, Inc., has helped Hy-Vee’s and Natural Grocers shopper’s make a decision to purchase our brand. Our product demonstrators shape the identity of our brands and answer the questions that would normally be unanswered without us being their for our customers questions.
If you have worked in food services, the retail industry or customer service and like interacting with customers, we want you to join our team as a part-time Product Demonstrator.
• The ideal candidate must have excellent communication skills, a neat appearance, and superb customer focus
• Part-time schedule-must be able to work flexible hours to include work availability for weekends (20-33 hours per week)
• Must be able to stand the duration of the shift 2 to 5 hours and perform
routine tasks with minimal supervision
• Requires ability to follow written and verbal instructions
• Must have basic computer skills
• Must have your own transportation to and from work
• All interviews will be held in Elkhorn, NE
Competitive pay + Sales Bonus Incentives
15.00 hour to 18.00 hour
GREAT ENVIRONMENT where you are the STAR!
To learn more visit our website at www.purjava.com
EOE, Drug Free Employer
The Basket Is Full, Inc., is committed to a policy of Equal Opportunity Employment and will not discriminate against an applicant or employee on the basis of age, sex, race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, disability, or any other legally protected basis under federal, state or local law. Associates joining The Basket Is Full, Inc., may be subject to pre-employment screening. Contact Mikaela at 1-800-894-8551 Ext: 703 for more information about this job opportunity.
SMOKER RECIPE/ Fire up your grill and get ready for some serious smoke.
Directions1. Mix together the pur java coffee concentrate, salt, paprika, chili powder, dark brown sugar, oregano, garlic powder, onion powder, black pepper, cocoa powder, and coriander in a small bowl to make the rub.
2. Remove the membrane from the back of the rack, and trim the ribs. Rub each rack liberally with the rub. Wrap ribs in foil or place in a large container and store in the refrigerator over night (optional).
3. Remove the ribs from the fridge while preparing the smoker. Fire up the smoker to 225°F, adding a few chunks of smoking wood chunks when at temperature. When the wood is producing smoke, place the ribs in the smoker, meat side up, and smoke until the ribs have a slight bend when lifted from one end, about 5-6 hours. If using sauce, brush on the sauce and continue to cook until sauce has caramelized, about 15-20 minutes longer. Remove from the smoker, slice, and serve.