History

History

Back in 1866, a young German merchant named Johann Joachim Darboven was the first coffee seller to offer packaged ground coffee, sending it to many households via mail order. In 1915 the brand name “IDEE” was created, and in 1927 the first IDEE coffee entered the marketplace. Its “stomach-friendly” character was the result of a new production process invented by Professor Karl Lendrich on behalf of Arthur Darboven.

IDEE Coffee quickly became the cornerstone of J.J.Darboven’s success and an integral part of its coffee philosophy that is still valid today. J.J.Darboven delivers a wide selection of super-premium coffees to the hospitality industry and retail stores. J.J.Darboven’s global headquarters are in Hamburg, Germany.

Eamonn Mongey brought this tradition to Ireland in 1989. Eamonn began the now hugely successful business by securing import rights to all of J.J. Darboven Coffee and Tea products in Ireland. He began his business, in the recession of the late 1980’s, in the back of a delivery van and quickly built up his business and his reputation as the man in the know when it comes to coffee. Traditionally, our main customers have been top hotels, Michelin star restaurants and cafes who recognise the quality of our products.

Today Eamonns son Graham runs the out of home business, and daughter Laura runs the retail side of the business. As a result the business has moved into its second generation. J.J. Darboven Ireland and is now a daughter company of J.J. Darboven International. The Board of Management of JJ Darboven Ireland consists of;

Albert Darboven
Christian Sayn-Wittgenstein
Winfried Peters
Graham Mongey

J.J. Darboven Ireland serves all 32 counties on the Island of Ireland, with its HQ in Ballymount, Dublin, with staff based all over the country. 

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