|Owner||Jacobs Douwe Egberts|
|Tagline||"No ordinary jar. No ordinary coffee."|
Douwe Egberts is a Dutch brand of coffee which is majority-owned by Jacobs Douwe Egberts. It was founded in Joure, Netherlands, by Egbert Douwes in 1753 as De Witte Os ("The White Ox"), a general grocery shop. The company later started dealing specifically in coffee, tea, and tobacco. By 1925, it had changed its name to Douwe Egberts (as in Douwe, the son of Egbert) and introduced its logo, a red seal with a "D.E." initialism.
In May 2017, Douwe Egberts launched aluminium coffee capsules across supermarkets.
Origin and tradition
Douwe Egberts' origins are in Joure, where Egbert Douwes established a grocery shop called "De Witte Os" ("The White Ox") in 1753. The company transferred to his eldest son Douwe Egberts in 1780, from whom it adopted its current name.
- "Heritage". demasterblenders1753.com.
- "Douwe Egberts also releases aluminium coffee capsules". RetailDetail. 2017-05-31. Retrieved 2017-11-03.