Farmer Brothers History
The success of one business means the success of many
Farmer Brothers history began in 1912 when a young man named Roy E. Farmer decided to open up his own coffee business to make it easy for restaurants to pour a great cup of coffee.
He had big dreams but not much money.
So he started the company where any sensible entrepreneur would: the back of his brother’s bicycle shop.
Over the next 100 years, Farmer Brothers made strategic decisions to start Spice Products Company and Custom Coffee Plan, and to acquire Coffee Bean International and Sara Lee’s DSD coffee food service division, rounding out Farmer Brothers’ presence as a national manufacturer, wholesaler and distributor with sustained connections to its local roots.
Today, Farmer Brothers serves over 60,000 food and beverage establishments across the U.S.
With over 115 Farmer Brothers branches nationwide, personalized service and fast delivery are always just a phone call away.