PapaNicholas Coffee is named for its founder, Nicholas A. Papanicholas. Nicholas, better known as Nick, was in the coffee business for more than 50 years. He began working for Aroma Coffee Co., a company that his father, Angelo, started in 1915. In 1983, Nick left Aroma Coffee in pursuit of his own dream, his own company.
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Of course it is. Nick’s smiling face has graced the front of the PapaNicholas Coffee packages since our inception in 1984.
Our corporate name which are Nick's initials, Nicholas A. Papanicholas Coffee Company.
“Papa Points” is a PapaNicholas promotion program that encourages coffee drinkers to collect UPC codes from PapaNicholas’ packages of coffee and exchange them in return for coffee merchandise. Simply cut out and save the UPC scan bar area that contains the “Papa Points” information on each bag. With PapaNicholas Coffee and “Papa Points” you can equip your own in-home café. Some of the items available include, coffee brewers, grinders and mugs, and of course...coffee!
No, we have remained a privately-held, family-owned business since we opened our doors in 1984.
When Nick started the PapaNicholas Coffee Company in 1984, there was a very small group who assisted him, made up almost exclusively of family members. While the business has grown over the years, additional resources were required and Nick brought in people with a passion for the coffee business, most of whom were friends and family. Today, there are family members involved in all aspects of the business, including quality assurance, purchasing and procurement, production, sales and executive management.
Not at this time.
Our offices are located at 1141 N. Raddant Road, Batavia, Illinois 60510.
Our company was founded in 1984 by Nicholas A. Papanicholas.
Our contact information is located on the side of all of our coffee packages. You can also obtain our contact information from the “Contact Us” section of our website at www.papanicholas.com. Drop us a line anytime, we love to hear from our fans!
PapaNicholas Coffee’s ultimate goal is to ensure that every customer is 100% satisfied. If there is ever any problem with your order, please call us at 1-888-PAPANIK or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will work with you to rectify the situation immediately. We do request that you contact PapaNicholas Coffee within 30 days of receipt of your order and in the case of a return; we do require that you return 75% of the coffee/tea/cocoa product for a full refund.
In an effort to save you the hassle of driving from state to state searching for our coffee, we’ve made it easy for you to order PapaNicholas Coffee on our website. Log on to www.papanicholas.com and choose from all your favorite varieties.
PapaNicholas premium ground and whole bean coffees are sold in a range of sizes from 1.75 oz. trial size to 2 lb. varieties.
Currently, PapaNicholas distributes more than 50 varieties of premium whole bean and ground coffees, including light, medium and dark roasts and specialty flavors, in regular and Swiss Water Processed decaffeinated.
Since our inception in 1984, Hawaiian Islands Blend has remained PapaNicholas’s best-selling coffee!
Yes, PapaNicholas proudly offers five decaffeinated coffees in Cinnamon Hazelnut, Colombian, French Roast, French Vanilla and Hazelnut and all of our decaffeinated coffees are currently Swiss Water Processed.
Yes. Every single coffee bean that we produce is roasted to perfection at our Batavia, IL-based plant on a roast-to-order basis. This means that the PapaNicholas Coffee you find on store shelves is always fresh and full of flavor.
We are constantly in search of only the finest quality beans on the market. We only buy beans from the finest regions including Africa, Central America, Indonesia, Pacific and South America.
No, we do not grow our own coffee beans. We research and purchase coffee beans from locations such as Colombia, Indonesia and Kenya in search of only the finest and purest coffee beans available in the marketplace.
PapaNicholas premium ground coffee was introduced in October 2001.
Premium ground coffee was introduced in October 2001 to give coffee drinkers the opportunity to experience the great flavors of PapaNicholas’ whole bean coffees in the new and convenient ground form.
Currently, PapaNicholas premium ground coffee is available in over twenty varieties:
Both options will provide you with fresh PapaNicholas Coffee. However, for optimal flavor and aroma we recommend using freshly ground coffee that is brewed immediately. after grinding.
The best by date is located on the side of our bag just below the UPC barcode.
Yes, our bag is very easy to re-seal. All you have to do is simply roll down the top of the bag and fold in the tin-tie ends. This will help preserve your PapaNicholas Coffee and allow you to enjoy the freshness of your coffee each time you use it.
The circular cutout on the front of the bag allows consumers to experience the enticing aroma of our freshly roasted beans right in the grocery store.
This small cut out is attached to the one way valve we use to allow the beans to gas off.
The Fair Trade issue is relatively complex, in that many parties are involved, and there continue to be many differing perspectives as to the organization's value throughout the entire supply chain. The PapaNicholas Coffee perspective is as follows. First, the average price that we pay for our coffee is well above the prescribed “fair trade” price. Second, we have developed very strict standards related to quality control and testing for the green coffee that we purchase. Subscribing to Fair Trade would potentially limit our ability to secure the finest coffees from around the world, by restricting our purchases to Fair Trade authorized growers. Lastly, we believe strongly in a solid economic model of supply and demand. Over the past year, our average price per pound has increased because the supply of quality (as defined by PapaNicholas) green coffee is tightening. However, there is a large supply of inferior quality coffee on the market, which is priced at very low levels.
Our mission as a company is for everyone to enjoy a great cup of coffee at a great price. Fair Trade Certified coffees are potentially an obstacle to this mission, because these coffees could force us to compromise on quality. There are also additional costs that eventually get passed on, which would prevent our organization from fulfilling its value commitment to the consumer.
New Crop Arabica's.
Natural or artificial flavorings.
Yes, PapaNicholas Coffee is Kosher Certified by Rabbi Moshe Moscowitz of the Chicago Rabbinical Council.
PapaNicholas Coffee Company
Our story is simple. For over 100 years and 4 generations, the Papanicholas family has worked to perfect the art and science of roasting coffee. Our founder, Nicholas A. Papanicholas, had a goal to give the world the freshest premium whole bean and ground coffees at a reasonable price. The highest level of this commitment is what we work hard to live up to everyday.