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.
Dating back to 1852, the Balzac Brothers 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 our Jabez and Burns 4 barrel sample roasters dating back to 1909, our Ikawa Pro V3 and production roast for research and development 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.