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Only one entry allowed per person per week and one entry per envelope, fax, or email, please. The same can be said for industries. As a national leader in B2B beverage solutions, Royal Cup has experience in working with thousands of customers, in a variety of industries, to create customized beverage programs that are innovative and effective. Our long standing reputation as a quality roaster. Like most great stories, ours has a humble beginning. Batterton made rounds in Birmingham, Alabama, selling coffee from his horse-drawn wagon. It wasn’t until 1950, after William E. Smith purchased Batterton Coffee Company, that the company was renamed Royal Cup Coffee. To this day, the Smith family still owns and manages the business.
Over the past 100 years, Royal Cup Coffee and Tea has grown from its small, hometown roots to become a major importer, roaster and distributor of the world’s finest specialty and premium coffees and teas. Royal Cup’s reach extends throughout the U. Mexico and the Caribbean, serving customers in the food service, hospitality, office and specialty coffee markets. Our strong history is a big part of who we are today, but our company’s story still is being written. We invite you to join us on this journey and become a part of the Royal Cup story. The Test of TimeA Company rooted in culture and tradition. Time is the ultimate test for any company, and since 1896, Royal Cup has been perfecting its craft. Our coffee and tea has come a long way since the beginning, but one thing has never changed: a passion for producing and serving the best coffee and tea.
Rooted in HistoryA Company rooted in culture and tradition. Since 1896 Royal Cup has been proud to call Birmingham home. As the company prospered, it outgrew the original building on Second Avenue North and Twenty-Third Street. Batterton Coffee Company, as it was known in those days, moved in 1909 to its new facility on First Avenue North and Twenty-Fourth Street. In this picture taken in the late 1930’s, you can see that facility and the early version of our route distribution fleet. Serving customers in the food service, office and specialty coffee markets, Royal Cup now reaches markets throughout the United States, into Mexico and the Caribbean. Royal Cup continues as a privately held, family company, a tradition which helps us offer dedicated service with a unique personal touch to each and every one of our customers.
Our long standing reputation as a quality roaster and distributor, coupled with the latest innovations. 1896The company was founded in this year by Henry T. Batterton as the Batterton Coffee Company in Birmingham, Alabama. Batterton was the first coffee roaster in the state of Alabama. The company outgrew its original building. 1909The company outgrew its original building and moved to a new facility on 1st avenue north and 24th street in downtown Birmingham. 1929-1941During the years of the Great Depression, the company did well due to the fact that public viewed coffee as an essential commodity.