History/Legacy

Founded in 1934 outside of New York City, Barrie House is a family-owned coffee roaster that produces premium, handcrafted coffee.

The business began in the family garage, as we packed and sold fresh roasted coffee to New York’s finest restaurants and hotels. From the beginning, we focused on the principles of service, quality and customer relationships. Those principles are still the foundation of our company.

Like all great family secrets, the art of roasting our specialty coffee has been passed down from one generation to the next. For over 80 years, we have carefully selected, blended, roasted, and packed what we believe is the world’s finest coffee.

Today, Barrie House is a leading roaster and manufacturer for private label and branded coffee products sold through the retail, food service, and hospitality channels. We are the fourth largest Fair-Trade coffee provider in the U.S. and hold a patent for the design of our proprietary single-serve cup.

We believe that the secret to our success is based upon a simple idea: that coffee should be distinct, consistent, aromatic,balanced, and most of all, delicious.

 

TIMELINE

 

 

1934 Max Goldstein establishes K&G Coffee with a friend

1938 Max's son, Herb, joins the family business

1941 Herb, back from his deployment in France during WWII, begins selling roasted beans from his Bronx garage

1940's Barrie House expands selling to NYC's finest hotels and restaurants

1947 Herb renames the business Barrie House Coffee after his first son, Barry

1950's Barrie House expands distribution beyond the city limits - delivering coffee to resorts in the Catskills

1965 Barry and his brothers Paula and Ron take an active role in the business

1967 Barrie House secures it's first retail account - Piggly Wiggly

1970 Barrie House builds a state of the art coffee roasting facility in Mount Vernon, NY

2005 Barrie House begins selling and shipping product online

2015 Barrie House secures patent for its k-cup technology