Chase & Sanborn Coffee Company

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Chase & Sanborn Coffee
Chase & Sanborn logo.svg
OwnerMassimo Zanetti Beverage USA
CountryUnited States
Previous owners1985 - Nestlé
1999 - Sara Lee
Illustration of the Chase & Sanborn building at 87 Broad St., Boston, Massachusetts

Chase & Sanborn Coffee is an American brand of coffee created by the coffee roasting and tea and coffee importing company of the same name, established in 1862 in Boston, Massachusetts by Caleb Chase (1831-1908) and James Solomon Sanborn (1835-1903).[1] It claims to be the first coffee company to pack and ship roasted coffee in sealed tins.

When Standard Brands was formed in 1929, it acquired Chase & Sanborn, where it remained until 1981 when the company merged into Nabisco. Nabisco sold Chase & Sanborn to Florida importer General Coffee Co. owned by Colombian Alberto Duque in 1982.[2] Duque's creditors sold the business to Hills Bros. which bought the company in 1984; Nestle became the new parent in 1985.[3][4] Nestle sold its US coffee business to Sara Lee in 1999, and the Chase & Sanborn, Hills Bros., MJB, and Chock Full O' Nuts brands were sold to Massimo Zanetti Beverage Group in 2006.[5]


See also[edit]


  1. ^ Knight, Ellen. "Portrait of Sanborns to grace Sanborn House". Retrieved December 2, 2021.
  2. ^ "General Coffee". The New York Times. March 16, 1982. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved December 2, 2021.
  3. ^ New Aroma, Old Product: Hills Bros. Reviving Chase & Sanborn
  4. ^ All Hills Bros. stock was sold to Nestle Holdings.
  5. ^ Nestle USA to Sell Coffee Brands to Sara Lee

Further reading[edit]

  • Chase & Sanborn. (1889), Chase & Sanborn, Boston: Chase and Sanborn, OL 23565494M
  • "Caleb Chase." Richard Herndon (1892), Boston of to-day, Boston: Post Pub. Co., OCLC 4430662, OL 7162628M

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