Ted Abrams is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Co., the largest specialty coffee roaster in the Southeast, headquartered in Tampa, FL. Joffrey’s is also the official specialty coffee of Walt Disney World® Resort, Disneyland® Resort, and Disney Vacation Club.
Abrams’ 30-year career path has included leadership roles in finance and operation across various business industries. Ted’s financial experience includes working for large and small companies, such as Coopers & Lybrand, Southeast Financial Services, and the Royal Bank of Canada. His operational experiences include consulting for organizations such as Waste Tire Management and National Linen Service.
Ted Abrams oversaw the successful sale of Waste Tire Management to a publicly traded company. Under his tenure at National Linen, he created and implemented strategic initiatives that focused on manufacturing & distribution process improvements, plant consolidations, revenue improvement, and customer service enhancements. Abrams was responsible for the growth of the company while successfully leading acquisition of five competitors.
In 2001, Ted, his wife of 27 years now, and 2 boys moved to Florida, to accept his present positionas President & CEO of Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Company. Since taking the helm of Joffrey’s, Ted and the Joffrey’s team have been able to grow the company from $3 million to over $35 million in 2017. Joffrey’s is now the largest specialty coffee roaster in the Southeast. In 2012, Joffrey’s was appointed the Official Specialty Coffee of Walt Disney World® Resort, Disneyland® Resort and Disney Vacation Club. Ted’s vision for the success of Joffrey’s also resulted in expanding its offerings into other segments of the food and beverage industry which now includes key strategic partnerships with Aramark, Canteen, COSTCO, PDQ and the US Military.
Ted Abrams attended Albright College in Reading, PA., graduating with a B.S. degree in Accounting and completed his MBA in Finance at Emory University in Atlanta, GA. Mr. Abrams is a proud supporter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation and currently sits on the board for the Make-A-Wish SouthernFlorida Chapter.