Millstone Coffee

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Millstone Coffee is a brand of coffee sold in the US, a division of The J.M. Smucker Company. The company sells whole bean and ground coffee in retail settings and on its website.

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The company was founded in Everett, Washington, in 1981. Founder Phil Johnson sold 100 pound sacks of Arabica beans to high-end coffee shops in the greater Seattle area, and pioneered the idea of selling whole-beaned coffees to supermarkets.

Johnson sold the company to Procter & Gamble in 1996, which closed down most of the Everett operation and runs the company out of Ohio. Johnson took the assets P&G did not purchase and created the Cascade Coffee company, which continues to do business in Everett.

In January, 2008, Procter & Gamble announced plans to create an independent company named The Folgers Coffee Company. The company consisted of three segments: Retail, Commercial, and Millstone.[1]

On November 6, 2008, The J. M. Smucker Company announced the completion of its merger with The Folgers Coffee Company.[2]

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