Badia Spices expands reach into international markets

  • THE CEO AT WORK: Joseph “Pepe” Badia, the CEO and son of the company’s founder, stands at a filling station for cinnamon at Miami-based Badia Spices. Badia grew from a small company serving the local Cuban community to an enterprise that sells its products throughout the US and in dozens of international markets, competing with the largest spice companies in the nation. 1400 NW 93rd Ave., Doral C.W. GRIFFIN / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • BOTTLED: Joseph “Pepe” Badia, the CEO and son of the company’s founder, holds a bottle of Naranja Agria used by customers in multiple parts of the world. The Miami based Badia Spices, which grew from a small company serving the local Cuban community to an enterprise that sells its products throughout the United States and in dozens of international markets. 1400 NW 93rd Ave., Doral C.W. GRIFFIN / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • A forklift moves pallets of Badia Complete Seasoning to be shipped out via trucks. The Miami-based Badia Spices, which grew from a small company serving the local Cuban community to an enterprise that sells its products throughout the United States and in dozens of international markets, competing with the largest spice companies in the nation. 1400 NW 93rd Ave., Doral C.W. GRIFFIN / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • BLENDING THE SPICES: Workers in the mixing room blend various spices to create Badia products. Miami-based Badia Spices has grown from a small company serving the local Cuban community to an enterprise that sells its products throughout the United States and in dozens of international markets, competing with the largest spice companies in the nation. 1400 NW 93rd Ave., Doral C.W. GRIFFIN / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • AT DORAL COMPLEX: Joseph “Pepe” Badia, the CEO and son of the company’s founder, remembers his start in a warehouse filling bottles with a paper funnel. Miami based Badia Spices has grown from a small company serving the local Cuban community to an enterprise that sells its products throughout the United States and in dozens of international markets. 1400 NW 93rd Ave., Doral C.W. GRIFFIN / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Joseph “Pepe” Badia, the CEO and son of the company’s founder, remembers his start in a warehouse filling bottles with a paper funnel. Miami-based Badia Spices has grown from a small company serving the local Cuban community to an enterprise that sells its products throughout the United States and in dozens of international markets. 1400 NW 93rd Ave., Doral C.W. GRIFFIN / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Joseph “Pepe” Badia, the CEO and son of the company’s founder, and Raul Ruiz, his production manager, discuss items being prepared to be shipped out. The Miami based Badia Spices, which grew from a small company serving the local Cuban community to an enterprise that sells its products throughout the United States and in dozens of international markets, competing with the largest spice companies in the nation. 1400 NW 93rd Ave., Doral C.W. GRIFFIN / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Joseph “Pepe” Badia, the CEO and son of the company’s founder, and Raul Ruiz, his production manager, discuss items being prepared to be shipped out. Miami-based Badia Spices has grown from a small company serving the local Cuban community to an enterprise that sells its products throughout the United States and in dozens of international markets. 1400 NW 93rd Ave., Doral C.W. GRIFFIN / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Walter Rocha works the Badia Complete Seasoning line, preparing the spices for packaging. Miami-based Badia Spices has grown from a small company serving the local Cuban community to an enterprise that sells its products throughout the United States and in dozens of international markets, competing with the largest spice companies in the nation. 1400 NW 93rd Ave., Doral C.W. GRIFFIN / MIAMI HERALD STAFF