We are the tea and coffee experts our customers count on every day. That didn’t happen overnight – it’s developed over the years by meeting the
ever-changing tea and coffee market. That means we never rest on our laurels and we deliver on our promises through:
Since 1912, we’ve helped change the way people experience their tea and coffee. Our passion for delivering a better beverage experience has helped us become the supplier of choice to some of the world’s largest retailers and foodservice operators.
What started as a small wholesale grocery distributor has grown into one of the world’s leading purveyors of tea and coffee. Sourcing relationships at origin often go back through the generations, and it only takes a minute over a cup of tea or coffee to realize what these long-standing family relationships mean.
As a fourth-generation family owned, privately held company, we continue to invest in growth and in our customer partnerships.
From the invention of the rectangular tea bag to the K-Compatible EcoCup® pods, we're proud of the innovations that have contributed to market growth.
Mother Parkers Tea & Coffee was founded.
Mother Parkers expanded from the original retail store to blending tea and coffee for other retailers and foodservice customers.
A brand-new blending and roasting facility was built. It was the first one-story factory with automatic conveyors.
A new coffee roasting facility was built in Mississauga, Ontario. It was the most modern of its kind in North America.
Mother Parkers expanded into instant coffee and quickly became one of the largest suppliers in Canada.
Mother Parkers expanded into the U.S.
A new coffee roasting facility and distribution center opened in Fort Worth, Texas. In 2001, Food Engineering magazine named the facility Food Manufacturing Plant of the Year.
A specialty coffee roasting facility was opened to serve demand for premium coffee. It was the first certified-organic coffee facility in North America.
Mother Parkers became the 4th largest roaster in North America.
Mother Parkers celebrated its 100th anniversary! In celebration, $1,000,000 was raised through the Mother Parkers Remembrance Campaign to find a cure for Alzheimer’s disease.Mother Parkers launched RealCup® capsules with Flavor Max™ filter technology.
Innovation in RealCup® brand technology makes the single-serve format easier to separate and recycle.The RealCup® format was innovated and the EcoCup®capsule was launched.
Premium loose leaf tea began shipping from our Ajax tea blending facility in pyramid sachets.
The EcoCup® capsule evolved with an innovative new polypropylene single-serve pod with a tab lid for easier and cleaner recyclability.