Students in a Saint Mary’s class on Global Entrepreneurship learned from SMC Executive MBA graduate Brian Durkee, vice president of operations at Numi Tea in Oakland, which has growers in 20 countries and exports to 34 nations around the world.
Students gather outside the Numi warehouse in Oakland.
Numi teas are all 100% organic and packaged in boxes made from bamboo.
A student meets Numi Vice President of Operations Brian Durkee (right).
Signs in the Numi offices let visitors know Numi's environmental stance.
Senior Aaron Love was impressed with the Numi commitment to sustainability.
Brian Durkee with one of his suppliers at a Jasmine flower farm in China.