After the California Gold Rush, San Francisco became a center of coffee importing and roasting in the western United States, spawning such future industry giants as Folgers Coffee and Hills Brothers Coffee.
In 1881 Max J. Brandenstein (1860-1925), son of tobacco wholesaler Joseph Brandenstein, began producing roasted coffee in the San Francisco Bay Area. In 1899 he established a tea, spice and coffee import business in his name that took over his brand with the assistance of brothers Mannie, Charlie, and Eddie. The firm's name was later changed to the MJB Co. to minimise sibling rivalry and disguise their German-Jewish origins.
\"In 1898, Edward Norton, of New York, was granted a United States patent on a vacuum process for canning foods, subsequently applied to coffee. Others followed. Hills Brothers, of San Francisco, were the first to pack coffee in a vacuum, under the Norton patents, in 1900. M.J. Brandenstein & Company, of San Francisco, began to pack coffee in vacuum cans in 1914.\"
Our coffees are sourced from strategic alliances with coffee farms located in Costa Rica, Brazil and our own farm in Kauai, Hawaii. This guarantees a continuous flow of quality coffee from the plant to the cup.
Our coffees are processed in partnerships with mills in Brazil, Costa Rica and Honduras, as well as at our own mill in Hawaii. These alliances ensure that we efficiently process our coffees, preparing them for trade around the world.
Massimo Zanetti Beverage offers the distinctive La San Marco espresso and café equipment line, ensuring high-quality, Italian craftsmanship to deliver the finest coffee experience for your customers or employees.
Nestl Group has sold its three US ground-coffee brands, Hills Bros., Chase & Sanborn, and MJB, to Sara Lee Corp., the companies announced. The deal also covers a roasting plant in Suffolk, Va., and the Hills Bros. and MJB brands in Canada. Terms were not disclosed. A Nestl statement said the sale allows the company to concentrate on its more lucrative instant-coffee business, which includes the Taster's Choice and Nescaf brands. Last year, Vevey, Switzerland-based Nestl earned $6.4 billion from coffee sales.
I LOVE my nook. (And it seems like the redheaded stepchild of the ereading devices. People are always Sony this and Kindle that. I'm tellin' you, Nook is where it's at.) Since I got it, I haven't read a paper book. I've got a stack of them that I bought at the same; they're sitting untouched time sitting on the bedside table. I didn't think I'd love it so much.
I guess I'm old school (sadly at 44). I love to curl up in bed or on the couch with a book and a blanket. I can't imagine snuggling up with a mini computer. I read manuscripts on my laptop and I carry it around with me everywhere, but when comes time to read for pleasure give me paper! 59ce067264