AN IMPORTER OF FINE GREEN COFFEES FOR OVER 95 YEARS
Who We Are

Founded in 1917 by Richard and Ralph Balzac, Balzac Brothers is one of the country’s top importers of green coffee. Our family has been supplying sustainable, specialty coffee for four generations.  This tradition of excellence and dedication to coffee roasters continues with unsurpassed attention to detail and top quality green coffee.

Balzac Brothers & Co.  is committed to providing our valued customers with only the finest green coffees available in the most timely and informed manner possible. We take pride in our commitment and our service quality and look forward to serving your green coffee needs.

Our Office

Dating back to 1852, the Balzac office is tucked away on historic Fulton Street in downtown Charleston. The bee friendly building boasts an indoor/outdoor observational bee hive. We sample roast on Jabez and Burns 4 barrel sample roasters dating back to 1909, and production roast (for fun) on our 2001 12 kilo Probat.

Balzac Brothers is one of only 18 SCAA and CQI certified labs in the United States, hosting classes of up to 12 students at a time. We host several CQI and SCAA classes a year – check with us for upcoming classes.

around the office

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Sustainability
Sustainability

The modern usage of Sustainability comes down to three interconnected issues: Ecological, Social, and Economical.  All three must supported for any activity to be truly sustainable. Miss one leg of the three-leg table, and the table falls over. Miss the ecological, and land suffers. Miss the social and the people’s quality of life deteriorate. Miss the economical, and the people cannot make a livelihood.

meet our team
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Raymond Keane

President

Scarsdale, NY
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Gloria Long

Trading & Finance/Green Coffee Buyer

Mexico City, Mexico
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Duda Anderson

Quality Control/Traffic

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
O: 843.723.8020
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Brendan Keane

Roaster/Specialty Coffee Sales/ IT

Charleston, SC
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Danner Friedman

Specialty Coffee Sales

Beaufort, SC
O: 843.723.8020
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Samantha Keane

Green Coffee Sales

Charleston, SC
O: 843.723.8020
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Richard Balzac Keane

Roaster/Specialty Coffee Sales

Charleston, SC
O: 843.723.8020
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Molly McKinney

Traffic/Shipping

Columbia, SC
O: 843.723.8020
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Gary Hull

IT Administrator/Specialty Coffee Sales

Augusta, GA