History of Julius Meinl

Continuing since 1862....

1862

1862

Julius Meinl I opens a spice shop in Vienna’s city centre in which he sells green coffee beans, cocoa, tea, spices, rice and sugar.

1877

1877

Julius Meinl II revolutionizes coffee roasting with a process he himself developed. In this process the beans no longer came into contact with coal gases. For the first time the coffee beans were free from an aftertaste, while retaining the full natural aroma.

1912

1912

The company headquarters are relocated to what is now called Julius Meinl Gasse (the road was later named after Julius Meinl II in 1954) in Vienna’s 16th district, where it remains to this day.

1913

1913

Julius Meinl is the largest coffee roaster in the Austro- Hungarian Empire, and also the largest importer of coffee and tea in Central Europe, an economic area of 50 million inhabitants.

1924

1924

Graphic designer Joseph Binder creates the Meinl Mohr, which becomes an icon for Meinl coffee and later the company’s trademark.

1950

1950

The Julius Meinl flagship store at Graben 19 in Vienna opens and remains the number one location for premium fine foods in Vienna to this day.

1962

1962

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of our company, the Jubilee coffee blend is launched.

1980

1980

The premium President coffee is launched.

2002

2002

Focusing on our core coffee business and international expansion, Julius Meinl coffee becomes well-known beyond Austria’s borders. A Julius Meinl coffee house in Chicago opens.

2004

2004

Italian star designer Matteo Thun relaunches the Meinl logo and develops a new, trendy cup design.

2008

2008

Julius Meinl builds the largest coffee house in the world between the Natural History and History of Art Museums on Vienna’s Ringstrasse during the 2008 European football championship.

2009

2009

Julius Meinl’s 1862 PREMIUM coffee is launched for the restaurant trade. It is characterized by its extraordinary taste, unique design and state of the art technology.

2010

2010

Trendy new retail packaging designed by Matteo Thun is launched.

2012

2012

Julius Meinl celebrates its 150 year anniversary of unrivalled quality and coffee expertise and the Julius Meinl Tea is relaunched under the term “East meets West”.

2014

2014

The French Press concept has been launched. By its method of brewing, the French Press preserves the volatile and delicate aromas in a unique and special way.

2015

2015

Pay with a Poem was a huge global success.

Many more exciting stories to come