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ABOUT US
THE LEGACY

As legend has it, King Carlos' Coffee Empire was born in 1878 when Antonio Pinzon, the father of Carlos, established the first large coffee plantation in the central Columbian area of Caldas, a mountainous zone where even today roads and communications are tenuous.

Carlos dedicated himself to extending the family's plantation holdings. During one Colombian civil war, he bought land cheaply; not only in Caldas but also in the Antioquia and Valley regions. Then, as a major planter he turned his attention to the export world.

Prior to World War I, Colombia's coffee export business was a hazardous and primitive affair - green beans were transported by foot and by mule down from the mountains along tracks that were often impassable in the rains. The coffee was then freighted by river steamers to the coast for export, taking consignments months to reach to reach Europe and the United States of America.

To remedy this, the Coffee King opened an office in New York, which was the first Colombian agency there to specialise in coffee. This was the pivotal moment for Carlos, so much so that between 1905-1925 he was Colombia's dominant exporter, shipping out as much as 40% of the country's coffee output.

After Carlos died in New York at the age of 51 his coffin, on route to his homeland, was received with all but state honours. When he was transported through the Panama Canal, his coffin was wrapped in a Panamanian flag, similar ceremonies took place in Colombia. More than 200 horsemen accompanied to his resting place.

Colombia's King Carlos had returned home, and the tribute to King Carlos continues today.

WHO WE ARE

THE FAMILY

A question we frequently get asked how is we different from the rest? We have a close professional network of people that are accessible to our coffee partners when they most need support. From barista training and service breakdowns to business support, planning, growth, promotion, and market strategy are some of the services we provide.

It is our role to help you increase your coffee bottom line and service efficiency. As owner and operator of successful cafes in the past, we will use this experience to ensure we support your business needs.

"Your service, location and products is just not enough anymore to build a successful client base; because all your competitors also believe they are supreme. You need to find your point of difference, design a simple effective marketing and promotion plan, be unique, run your own race and block out the skeptics keeping meticulous records of your journey and progress" - Carlos Zeidan

 

OUR HEADQUARTERS

Our HQ is situated in Hurstville, Sydney, where King Carlos Coffee originally started. Based on the love and support that we received from our locals in the past, we thought it was only right to set up our new endeavour with the community that supported us from the beginning.

Our Tasting Room and Barista Training facility will ensure you have the complete coffee experience. The Tasting Room is where all the big business decisions are made and where every roast is examined and critiqued for your drinking pleasure. At King Carlos Coffee, the best is simply not enough, we pride ourselves in obsessively analysing every roast to ensure the coffee is nothing less than perfection, as well as always sourcing our green beans ethically and fairly.

Come and visit us, see what's happening in our Warehouse and of course, have a coffee!

 

SUSTAINABILITY

As an ethically responsible business, we are proud of our achievement in supporting sustainable producers, manufacturers and other small businesses.

Our aim is to always buy quality green coffee either directly from the grower or ethical green coffee importer. We pay a fair price so the farmer can support their family and the environment.

Our take away cups and lids are made right here in Australia using susutainably sourced paper. We use biodegradeable lids that do not alter the recyling process.

 


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WHOLESALE

At King Carlos Coffee, we use 100% Arabica beans, which are grown in higher altitudes along the equator. When the coffee cherries ripen, they produce beans that have flora aromas and characteristics; producing a beautiful coffee when roasted to perfection.

Become a Coffee Partner today and enjoy the benefits of superior service, great quality coffee, and exclusive access to our specialty coffee range.