Maxwell House Coffee History

Written by Randy Wilson

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Overrepparttar next few yearsrepparttar 145831 two worked on findingrepparttar 145832 perfect blend and in 1892 Cheek believed they had found it. He approachedrepparttar 145833 food buyer forrepparttar 145834 Maxwell House and gave him twenty pounds of his special blend for free. After a few daysrepparttar 145835 coffee was gone andrepparttar 145836 hotel returned to its usual brand. After hearing of complaints from patrons, who liked Cheeks coffee better,repparttar 145837 hotel bought Cheeks blend exclusively.

Inspired by his success Cheek quit his job and formed a wholesale grocery distributor with partner John Neal, The Nashville Coffee and Manufacturing Company, specializing in coffee with Maxwell House Coffee, as it came to be known, asrepparttar 145838 central brand.

Laterrepparttar 145839 Nashville Coffee and Manufacturing Company was renamedrepparttar 145840 Cheek-Neal Coffee Company. Overrepparttar 145841 next several yearsrepparttar 145842 Maxwell House Coffee brand became a well respected name noted for its high-brow snob appeal that set it apart fromrepparttar 145843 competition.

Like most coffee companies,repparttar 145844 Cheek-Neal Coffee Company marketed many lower-grade brands of coffee keeping Maxwell House Coffee as its flagship. In 1910repparttar 145845 company was fined for ‘adulteration and misbranding’ of one of its lower grade coffees containing 10 percent chicory. There was a strip label acrossrepparttar 145846 lid indicatingrepparttar 145847 use of chicory butrepparttar 145848 print was tiny andrepparttar 145849 main label read big and bold "Cheek & Neal Cup Quality Coffee."

The legal mess that resulted had little effect onrepparttar 145850 company orrepparttar 145851 reputation of Maxwell House Coffee and byrepparttar 145852 1920’s Maxwell House was a household name. In 1928 General Foods bought Maxwell House Coffee. Hope you enjoyed this little tidbit of Maxwell House Coffee History.

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Randy works with his son on Ultimate Coffees Info. Randy owned and operated a very successful storefront/mailorder business from 1988 to 2003.

What is Organic Food?

Written by Jeremy Pickles

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In general food grown free of pesticides, herbicides and genetically modified organisms (GMO) is organic to some extent. Certified organic food is that which meetsrepparttar strict criteria ofrepparttar 145703 USDA as described above. Most countries have their own version of regulation.

Organic food can be classified into two groups, fresh and processed.

There are many additional requirements for certification of processed organic food:

* contains a minimum percentage of organic ingredients. * has no added artificial ingredients like preservatives etc. * is processed free of artificial methods like chemical ripening or irradiation.

Most processed organic food is now available in supermarkets. There are also organic only stores in most large cities now, and there will be many more similar stores asrepparttar 145704 production of certified organic food increases.

Jeremy is the owner of and publisher of the Organic News blog. Go to for all the latest organic food articles and news.

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