The Van Houtte coffee story dates back to 1919 when a French immigrant opened a North American grocery store and began to concentrate on the food that fueled his passion: coffee. The store owner developed a reputation for fine quality goods, but he was personally dissatisfied with the lack of fine European coffees in his new home. He decided to create his own flavors, but Albert-Louis Van Houtte discovered that not everyone enjoyed the bold, intense flavor he longed for. Van Houtte began innovating tastes to meet the demands of his customers, and a coffee powerhouse was born. Through the years, the company has survived trials and tribulations. Like the coffee bean, whose flavor is enhanced by heat, Van Houtte thrived under pressure. Today, the company has grown to an enterprise that informs coffee choices across the continent. Choose from a wide array of coffee and tea flavors in both bagged and K-Cup varieties to meet your home brewing needs. Van Houtte concentrates on quality and sustainability, so you can feel good about your choice as you enjoy a hot cup with excellent flavor. Van Houtte's parent company donates pretax dollars annually toward environmentally and socially conscious charities, and the brand makes fair trade products available to consumers online. Bring home the rich texture and taste of Van Houtte coffee and join a tradition that's over 90 years in the making.