The history of United Coffee dates back to 1818 when a small shop roaster, Mr. Sweens and his family, founded the company, then named Drie Mollen, in 's-Hertogenbosch (den Bosch) in the south of the Netherlands. By the late 1900’s, Drie Mollen had begun its development into an international coffee roasting business.
By the 1990s, five leading tea and coffee companies had joined the original founding Sweens family and the business continued to grow and develop while still maintaining its commitment to excellence.
In 2009, CapVest, the private equity fund, bought Drie Mollen. In March 2010, the company was rebranded United Coffee and its head office was moved from the Netherlands to Geneva. The company also unveiled an ambitious growth strategy to become Europe’s leading independent coffee company through a combination of consolidating a fragmented market and organic growth.
Now based in Geneva and with operations across six European countries, United Coffee today continues to build on its origins and strong relationships by offering its customers unbeatable service and support.
In 2012, United Coffee was acquired by UCC in Japan.