Company Overview
 
Profile: Pioneers of the specialty coffee industry in the US, crafting award-winning quality coffees by respecting their farming partners and the environment.
Founded: 1972
Co-Founders: Paul Katzeff (b.1938) and Joan Katzeff (b.1949)
Company Principals: Paul Katzeff, Roastmaster and CEO
Joan Katzeff, President
Sam Kraynek, COO and CFO
Business Size: 80% Privately held by family, 20% held in direct public shares, with 60 employees, 15,000 square feet of roastery, warehouse and office space.
Products: Premium Arabica coffees from more than 20 countries, specializing in certified organic, Shade Grown and Fair Trade Certified coffees. Specialty product lines include Song Bird Shade Grown, Bat Magic, Java Forest, Aztec Harvest, award-winning Nicaraguan Marigogipe, and a top-rated line of decaffeinated coffees. Gift baskets, too. Brands: Thanksgiving Coffee, Royal Gardens Tea.
Services: Branded and Private Label, Custom roasting and blending, full service equipment to food service customers, grocery fixture design and construction.
Distribution: Northern California and select markets nationally – natural food and grocery retailers, restaurants, cafes, B&Bs; museums; mail order, internet store; “Cornucopia” partnership program with 30+ non-profit organizations; served at Chez Panisse in Berkeley, CA and Shlamazal's Deli in Brooklyn.
Innovations: Zero Emissions Program – comprehensive program to have zero net greenhouse gas emissions. Biodiesel – California’s 1st company to convert truck fleet to 100% Biodiesel
Retail: Company-owned Mendocino CA Bakery and Café, in downtown Mendocino.
Awards: CoffeeReview.com – 94 points (one of their highest ratings ever) for Marigogipe
Nutrition Business Journal – Environment and Sustainability Award, 2003
Governor’s Award for Environmental and Economic Leadership, California, 2002
California EPA Waste Reduction Awards Program (WRAP) – 2001, 2003, 2003
 
 
 


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