Our historyThe Keurig Canada story begins with the 1919 founding of the Van Houtte grocery store in Montreal.
Van Houtte later became part of our corporate family, as did two other respected Canadian brands: Timothy’s World Coffee and VKI Technologies. Today, all three live under the Keurig Canada umbrella alongside Keurig and Green Mountain Coffee.
Great brands, including Van Houtte®, recognized as an Iconic Canadian Brand by Interbrand Canada for Canada 150.
On July 9, 2018 Keurig Green Mountain completed a merger with Dr Pepper Snapple Group to create Keurig Dr Pepper, a new challenger company in the beverage industry.
Albert-Louis Van Houtte, a French immigrant, opens his first fine grocery store in Montreal and soon concentrates on his one true passion: coffee. The company goes on to become a North American leader in roasting, marketing and distributing specialty coffees.
Alan King founds Vendking International (later known as VKI Technologies) in Montreal. In the 1960s he shifts his focus from distributing vending machines to developing his own equipment.
Timothy and Theresa Snelgrove open the first Timothy's coffee shop in London, Ontario. Ian and Becky McKinnon purchase Timothy's 10 years later, and the brand begins to expand with franchisees opening cafés across North America.
Bob Stiller gets a great cup of coffee in Waitsfield, Vermont and buys into the coffee shop. One year later, he founds Green Mountain Coffee Roasters.
Paul-André Guillotte and Benoît Beauregard partner with Pierre Van Houtte to create A.L. Van Houtte. The company opens its first café-bistro franchise, and many more quickly follow throughout Quebec.
Following a meteoric rise in its brand awareness, A.L. Van Houtte goes public.
GMCR goes public.
Two engineers approach GMCR about developing a single-cup brewing system. GMCR makes an early investment, and Keurig is born.
GMCR becomes the first roaster to offer coffee in a K-Cup® portion pack for the Keurig Single-Cup Brewing System.
Keurig delivers its first single-cup coffee brewer for the office.
GMCR acquires the remainder of Keurig.
GMCR acquires Timothy's
GMCR acquires Van Houtte
GMCR Canada launches its new corporate identity as the Canadian Business Unit of Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc.
Green Mountain Coffee Roasters unveils its new corporate identity: Keurig Green Mountain. GMCR Canada becomes Keurig Canada.
On July 9, 2018 Keurig Green Mountain completed a merger with DR Pepper Snapple group to create Keurig DR Pepper, a new challenger in the coffee and beverage industry.