Founded in 1917 by Richard and Ralph Balzac, Balzac Brothers represents four generations of family tradition in importing fine green coffee. For nearly a century, we have supplied coffee roasters with high quality wholesale coffee. Our specialty coffees are highly esteemed in the industry, and our level of dedication to each customer is unrivaled.
Richard and Ralph Balzac found Balzac Bros – largest importers of Colombian coffee
Balzac Brothers opened office at 96 Wall Street in Manhattan, NY
Inauguration meeting of the Associated Coffee Industries of America, attended by Ralph Balzac
Richard and John Balzac start in the second generation of the business
75th Anniversary of the NY Coffee & Sugar Exchange, attended by Jane and Richard Balzac
Ralph Balzac becomes honorary life member of Green Coffee Association (Richard Balzac was on the Board of Directors)
First actual full container of Brazilian coffee brought to the US by Balzac Brothers
Balzac Brothers moves office to Westchester, Bronxville
Ann Balzac Keane & Raymond Keane (Richard Balzac’s son-in-law) join the business, 3rd generation
Balzac Brothers moves office to 11 Fulton Street in Charleston, SC
Balzac Brothers imports first full container of Rainforest Alliance Certified Coffee
Balzac Brothers wins Rainforest Alliance Corporate Green Globe Award
Raymond Keane on Board of Directors of NCA
Raymond Keane becomes new President,fourth generation starts working at Balzac Brothers.
Balzac Brothers hosts the annual Rainforest Alliance cupping in Charleston, SC
Balzac Brother’s lab becomes CQI certified.
Balzac hosts 2014 Rainforest Alliance Central American annual cupping in Charleston, SC.