About

History of Caducus Folium


 Our Second Store location in Escazu

Our Second Store location in Escazu

The company was founded by David and Colleen Bennett in 2006 as a first business in order to handle revenue from consulting and sales contracts.  The name Caducus Folium, is Latin in origin, and is loosely translated to mean “falling leaf”.  The significance is derived from the owners’ vision of branching away from their traditional business backgrounds into in entrepreneurial venture.  Caducus Folium was never meant to be a trade name.  The primary responses from initial clients were in the form of skepticism coupled with the inability to properly pronounce the name.

 

The initial office of Caducus Folium was located in a rural area of Escazu, Costa Rica.  The location was in a strip of offices, most of which were vacant, which had the barest of necessities.  The flooring was low-grade commercial flooring.  The bathroom door would barely swing past the sink.  The total office size was under 500 square feet (100 feet of which was part of the “mezzanine”, where we had our desks.  Across from our parking area was a small farm pasture with turkeys, chickens, and a donkey.  On one occasion, we had a US vendor who was so enamored with our location, that he felt compelled to take a photograph with the donkey, as he was concerned his wife would not believe the story.