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Our story

How a New World pioneer's dream sparks 90 years of coffee innovation and continues to inspire.
Our story

Bring something of the old-world culture to the new world and make a successful business out of it. Albert-Louis Van Houtte and his family have lived this dream and the Van Houtte company has become much more than our founder could have ever imagined.

From Albert-Louis’ pioneering spirit, his victories and his challenges, a few lessons have woven themselves into our business culture. Here's our story.

1919 and the 1920s
1930s to 1950s
1960s to 1980s
1990s to 2000s