A quarter century ago it was hard to even find a cup of machine brewed coffee in Guadalajara. Now you can stop for barista service when you fill up your tank.
The BP gas service station at the entrance to the Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara (UAG) on Avenida Patria is the site of the British company’s first Wild Bean Cafe in Latin America, tucked within a ToGo convenience store. BP operates some 1,200 Wild Bean Cafes in 11 countries and plans to open 30 ToGo/Wild Bean Cafe combinations in Mexico in 2019, eight in the Guadalajara metro area. The coffee is a blend of Veracruz and Chiapas and served hot and cold in 12 different drink options.
BP has 39 gas stations in Jalisco and 370 throughout Mexico. It plans to have 1,500 outlets open in the country by 2021.
Gas sold at BP stations in Mexico use ACTIVE technology, a dirt-guzzling compound that works with vehicles of all ages, cleaning and prolonging engine life, improving performance and cutting consumption. The company says the molecular technology — patents pending — means it will be able to handle any new engine developments from automotive manufacturers for the next few years.