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Rombouts is a brand of coffee owned by Premier Foods until 2007.

  • 1896 Frans Rombouts, of Antwerp, rented a roasting cylinder and began to roast his own coffee.
  • 1956 The company invented the individual coffee filter for the Brussels World Exhibition. Rombouts was the creator of pre-measured coffee.
  • 1964 The company began marketing their individual coffee filters.
  • 1965 Rombouts was introduced into the UK. Koffie F Rombouts was introduced to the UK.
  • 1966 Rombouts was granted the title of Certified Royal Warrant Holder of Belgium.
  • 1968 Hugo Rombouts approached Malongo coffees to expand the company.
  • 1980 The company launched its “Pure Origins” tins.
  • 1995 Rombouts launched its 1,2,3 Spresso pod system.
  • 2007 Rombouts remains a family company. In October 2007, Koffie F Rombouts bought back the UK Out of Home business from Premier Foods. Rombouts Coffee GB Ltd is now 100% owned by the Rombouts family.

See Also

  • [1] Premier Foods

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