Founders: Katherine Rojas, Gabriel Rivera Location: Guadalupe, San José Founded: May, 2016
Katherine and Gabriel were feeling stuck in a 15 year old traditional job. They decided to take a leap of faith and get out of their comfort zone with the creation of a company that would speak to their hearts and stomachs: they could not properly digest other hot sauces because of the amount of preservatives they had.
And so, after testing with family and friends, Capitan Picante launched a hot sauce made with a base of “naranjilla” that does not contain vinegars, is not diluted in water and has no artificial preservatives.
Capitan Picante buys from local producers, uses ecologically friendly packaging and envisions creating a whole lot of jobs for small entrepreneurs and dreamers.