Taste is only the beginning when it comes to Folgers’ undeniable success. In fact, the story of this coffee brand dates back to the 1600s, when the Folger family left England in attempt to hunt for gold. Who would have thought that almost 400 years later, the family name would be a household one thanks to one of America’s favorite coffees?
Folgers changed the way Americans drank their cup of Joe. That being the case, we thought it would only be fitting to give this brand the attention it deserves by telling its story, explaining its success, and enlightening you on a few fun facts about this virtual synonym for American coffee.
Take a look at these 10 things you may not have known about Folgers.
Once Frank Atha — a Folgers salesman — was able to hire two more salesmen and rent an office space in Texas, it wasn’t long before Folgers was number one. The company’s success allowed them to hire more staff, resulting in faster production and even more sales.
Though Folgers Coffee was founded in 1850, the beginning of its story dates back to the early 1600s after the Folger family left Norwich, England. The Folgers originally embarked on the journey to America to find gold, but stumbling upon the coffee business turned out to be just as beneficial to them, if not more so.
Thanks to a particularly energetic and passionate salesmen named Frank P. Atha, in the 1900s, Folgers became bigger and better than ever. Atha was so passionate about the brand, he suggested they open a second coffee plant in Texas. The company agreed and hired Atha, resulting in exponential growth.