| The company GLM Ltd. began its life in February 1993 as a newspaper distributor and subscriptions provider specializing in foreign titles. Having built a strong customer base, the firm began adding domestic newspapers to its offer. Today, GLM's distribution arm offers upwards of 7,000 titles from around the globe.
From its inception, GLM's mission has been to provide
services not only of the highest quality, but also flexibly tailored
to the needs and expectations of customers. These considerations lay
behind the company's decision, in the mid 1990's, to expand into press
retailing ( more
info on the GLM network can be found at ... ). Since
then, GLM has been developing a proprietary chain of newsagent's kiosks
and stores and in 2005 decided to branch off into coffee bars to open the Break Cafe chain
of bookstore coffeehouses. The BC concept uniquely combines a classic
cafe, serving top-quality coffee and snacks, with an intellectual meeting-point,
holding book and newspaper launches, discussions, and similar events.
The two Break Cafe's launched thus far, in attractive parts of Warsaw, have been home to meetings with important
figures in the media, the arts and science. New cafe's are planned
to open in the biggest Polish cities. The chain serves exquisite Sicilian
coffee, supplied by a renowned roastery, Ionia ( for
more info on Ionia , see ... ).
Following the success of Ionia 's sublime coffee - brewed according to
the highest standards - with Break Cafe's customers, GLM decided to bring
the Torrefaziona Ionia products to a wider buyer base.