OUR STORY

Coffee is amazing. It's no mere beverage and we believe this just as passionately today as we did in 1859.

Throughout the years, we’ve explored new varieties. Changed our look. And introduced single-serve Keurig® K-Cup® packs. But there are some things we’ll never change. All of our whole bean and ground varieties continue to be crafted using only high quality, 100% Arabica coffee. And all of our roasting is done at our own facility under the expert supervision of master roasters. We take coffee personally. We care about our craft. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do.


Our Story

GREAT TASTING COFFEE SINCE 1859

1859

Welcome to the world: the Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company (A&P) opens, and whole bean coffee is among its signature products.

1919

After running a survey, A&P learns that 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. are the most popular times for drinking coffee…and begins selling its coffee under the Eight O’Clock trademark.

1920s

Before the introduction of inexpensive, freeze-dried coffees, Eight O’Clock is the #1 brand in the United States…a reign that will last thirty years.

1933

The very first Times Square "spectacular" billboard by Douglas Leigh appears: a giant, 25-foot-tall cup of Eight O’Clock Coffee that gives off real steam.

1979

We start to spread our wings: Eight O’Clock Coffee begins to be sold outside of A&P supermarkets.

2003

The introduction of ground coffee from Eight O’Clock… and the full-fledged independence of the Eight O’Clock brand from A&P.

2006

Eight O’Clock Coffee becomes part of the Tata family, joining brands such as Tetley Tea and Good Earth Tea.

2013

Eight O’Clock Coffee launches a new look and new varieties alongside The Original and other iconic blends.

WE SHARE YOUR PASSION FOR GREAT COFFEE

This is a very hands-on business. From selecting the best beans, to roasting them in carefully controlled batches, to packaging them so no flavour is lost, it all comes down to craftsmanship. That’s why we make sure we only hire experts with the highest levels of experience, skill and passion. It’s the only way to deliver the consistently excellent coffee you’ve come to expect.