Founded in 1912, Farmer Brothers is a national coffee roaster, wholesaler and distributor of coffee, tea and culinary products. Our product lines incorporate organic, fair trade and sustainably produced coffee beans. The Company’s portfolio features a wide range of coffees including Farmer Brothers®, Artisan Collection™, Metropolitan™, Superior®, Cain’s™, McGarvey® and private label coffees.
With a full line of hot and iced teas, spices, mixes and coffee/tea brewing equipment, Farmer Brothers delivers comprehensive beverage planning services to its 60,000+ customers across the U.S. Our Company is a direct distributor to restaurants, hotels, casinos, offices, quick service restaurants, convenience stores, healthcare facilities, multi-unit and independently owned foodservice providers, and private brand and grocery retailers. In addition to direct distribution, our products may also be distributed through the broadliner community.
Farmer Brothers produces coffee in Houston, TX; Portland, OR ((one of the first in the Northwest to achieve LEED® Silver Certification) and in our newly opened headquarters and roastery located in Ft. Worth, TX. The Company maintains four major distribution centers, as well as branches in every major American market.
Why Farmer Brothers?
Our Coffee experts bring to the table over 75 years of collective experience in the coffee industry. Combined with our findings on current consumer trends, we provide channel-specific recommendations to create a premium hot beverage service that will work with your foodservice operation.
Our Account Managers work collaboratively with you to identify the optimum flavor profiles, beverages and equipment to fit with your service and customer needs.
We offer a coffee for every palate and every occasion, from top tier whole bean and ground coffees and award winning hot and iced teas, to convenient liquid, instant and iced coffees, espressos and cappuccinos, know that we will have what you’re looking for.
Sustainability & Corporate Citizenship
As an organization with a vested interest in the social, environmental and economic changes and development within the coffee industry, Farmer Brothers has created a strong foundation of sustainability that extends beyond our internal processes to include our business partners and vendors within the supply chain. At the core of this philosophy is a commitment to treating our growers like partners, our employees like family, and our customers like friends.
We have formed long-standing direct trade relationships with coffee growers, partner with suppliers who promote fair labor practices and drive sustainable business practices within our roasting plants and branch offices.
Corporate Citizenship is an integral part of our sustainability policy. We endorse and support communities where our customers, employees, businesses, and suppliers are located. Our objective is to provide support toward a mission of supply chain stability with a focus on food security. We are supporters of World Coffee Research, maintain a longstanding partnership with Mercy Corps and are signatories of the United Nations Global Compact through our involvement in the Specialty Coffee Industry of America.
Beverage Menu Inspiration
Our hot beverage experts are equipped with the necessary information to help you create an innovative and inspired beverage service using channel-specific industry insights and consumer trends. We will work one-on-one with you to develop custom coffee blends whether you want single-origin, certified organic, fair trade or any of our classic coffees.
Artisan Collection™ by Farmer Brothers For those seeking small-batch specialty coffee handcrafted by artisan roasters, our Artisan is:
- Batch-roasted by highly trained roasters to ensure a smooth, balanced cup of coffee
- Roast levels, flavor profiles and pack sizes to accommodate every type of operation
- From bean to package, Artisan Collection coffees are blended using only the best green coffee components, scoring at an 80+ level
- Our green coffee is fresh from the farm and roasted before it’s delivered to you.
- One-way structural valves allow us to pack coffee right after roasting, ensuring an exceptionally fresh cup of coffee
- Coffee is nitrogen-flushed to extend product freshness
- Roasted in our LEED® Silver Certified roasting facility, which was built with recycled materials and operates with industry-leading practices for waste reduction
- Produced with 100% renewable electricity credits, reducing our impact on the environment
- A portion of sales is donated to fighting hunger in coffee-farming regions of Nicaragua
Metropolitan™ by Farmer Brothers
Fresh. Contemporary. Diverse.
Metropolitan premium coffees range from exotic single-origins to harmonious blends. These coffees deliver a distinctive accent of global flavors that tempt and are crafted for the most discerning coffee drinkers. Whether choosing the premium espressos or the time-tested classic flavors, every cup is designed to deliver a unique experience for the contemporary coffee drinker. The collection includes coffees that are part of the Company’s Direct Trade Verified Sustainable (DTSV) program.
Farmer Brothers Classic Brands
Millions of Americans enjoy the rich, smooth and satisfying taste of Farmer Brothers coffee all across the country. Our traditional coffees are the benchmark for great coffee, roasted and packed at the peak of freshness to deliver a complete sensory experience. From the rich aroma that says “good morning” to the balance of flavors that awaken the palate, our traditional coffees are designed to please all your guests.
Farmer Brothers Premium and Select Iced Teas
We think tea should be exceptional, not just acceptable.
Iced tea is the fastest growing beverage of choice, and today’s tea drinkers know what they like. Not only do more than half your patrons drink it with nearly every meal, it is an essential part of their food and snacking experience too.
We have a full line of refreshing iced tea products to meet your needs, from black to flavored, sweet to decaf, including the following North American Tea Championship award winning flavors award winning flavors:
- Select Black Unsweetened Iced Tea – 1st Place 2016
- Select Green Iced Tea – 1st Place 2016
- Select Black Sweetened Iced Tea – 2nd Place 2016
- Select Unsweetened Raspberry Iced Tea – 3rd Place 2016
- Premium Pacific Raspberry Iced Tea – 1st Place 2015
- Select Black Tea, Unflavored On-Demand Concentrate Iced Tea – 1st Place 2015
- Select Sweetened, On-Demand Concentrate Iced Tea – 1st Place 2015
Farmer Brothers Premium and Select Hot Teas
Extraordinary can’t be compromised.
To create the perfect cup of tea, you need patience, knowledge, experience, and passion.
At Farmer Brothers, we bring that obsession with excellence to everything we do. We travel the world to bring you the finest tea ingredients available, including natural flavors and fragrant oils. Our commitment to the exceptional is defined by our 100-year heritage of quality craftsmanship.
We offer an assortment of gourmet and classic teas, from mellow to lively, to keep customers coming back for more.
Artisan Collection of Hot Teas
Our Artisan Collection™ hot teas are just the thing for those seeking a large-leaf, specialty tea, there’s our Artisan Collection of hot teas. With these teas, our focus is on carefully selecting tea leaves and herbals at the peak of freshness to deliver a superb tea drinking experience. Our attention to detail extends to our environmental impact. Five of these 7 specialty hot teas are Certified Organic and 2 recently earned awards from the North American Tea Championship:
- Artisan Collection Chai Spice – North American Tea Championship 3rd Place – 2017
- Artisan Collection Chamomile Lavender Mint – North American Tea Championship 3rd Place – 2017