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paramount coffee in the news

:: 2014 ::

Paramount Coffee attains Safe Quality Food certification
|| Press Release - October 2014 ||
Paramount Coffee has earned Level 2 certification from the Safe Quality Food (SQF) Institute, establishing that the Michigan-based coffee roaster has effectively implemented rigorous food safety control systems. More...

Paramount Coffee Expanding
|| Lansing State Journal - July 2014 ||
The business is expanding at it's current location and near the Capital Region International Airport. More... (View Online Artical)

Longtime Lansing coffee company set to expand
|| Washington Times - July 2014 ||
Citing growing sales, Paramount Coffee plans to invest $3.5 million into its local operations in part by opening a new distribution center near Capital Region International Airport next month. More... (View Online Artical)

:: 2011 ::

Paramount spices up coffee blends for the holidays
|| Press Release - November 2011 ||
If ugly sweaters or bags of coal end up under the Christmas tree this season, it’s a sign of delicious taste. Michigan-based coffee roaster Paramount Coffee Co. is rolling out seasonal roasts in catchy holiday packaging and adding twists to the classics. More...

Joe Coffee Welcomes a New Addition to the Family
|| Private Label Magazine - August 2011 ||
The Midwest-based coffee roaster Paramount Coffee Company announces the arrival of a new 8 oz. addition to the "perfect cup of Joe" family of perfected coffee blends, Jr. Coffee. More... (View Official Press Release)

Paramount plan boosts workers’, company’s health
|| Press Release - June 2011 ||
Paramount Coffee Co. is introducing an employee wellness plan that is designed to improve both workers’ health and enhance the positive working environment at the employee owned company. More...

More Than Coffee
|| The Greater Lansing Business Monthly - April 2011 ||
Even in tough economic times, when other companies have cut back on corporate donations, the Paramount Coffee Company of Lansing has not let up on its drive to give back to the community. More...

:: 2010 ::

Coffee helps Rwandan industry
|| Detroit Free Press - November 2010 ||
TODAY'S SUBJECT: Paramount Coffee's support of the Rwandan coffee industry. THE CAUSE: To help the African country of Rwanda recover from the devastating genocide of 1994 by developing its coffee industry. More...

Paramount Coffee’s CEO named MSU Honorary Alumnus
|| Press Release - October 2010 ||
Angelo Oricchio, CEO of Paramount Coffee, has been selected by the Michigan State University Alumni Association for the 2010 MSU Honorary Alumni Award. More...

Celebrating 75 Years
|| Press Release - August 2010 ||
To become one of the largest coffee roasters in the Midwest, Paramount Coffee employees bought the company and started making changes. Ten years later, the risk has paid off in sales growth and an increasing national presence. More...

Many methods, one goal (written by our own Gail Powers)
|| Fresh Cup Magazine - August 2010 ||
Anyone entering the world of specialty coffee will learn fast that this is an industry of trends. More...

Paramount Coffee still growing in 75th year
|| Corp Magazine - June 2010 ||
One of Michigan’s and the Midwest’s largest coffee roasters, Paramount Coffee, isn’t slowing down as it marks its 75th year in business. More...

Paramount Coffee’s CEO honored by MSU
|| Press Release - May 2010 ||
Angelo Oricchio, CEO of Paramount Coffee, has earned Michigan State University’s College of Agriculture and National Resources (ANR) Honorary Alumnus Award, in part for his fair trade involvement. More...

Java Jolt - Lansing-based Paramount Coffee celebrates 75 years
|| NOISE - February/March 2010 ||
Paramount Coffee Co. office manager Susan Jenks is a "tea person" and prefers brewing Paramount's leaves to its beans. "For the first 25 years I worked here I never drank coffee," Jenks said. More...

Brewing up coffee cash
|| LSJ Business Weekly - February 2010 ||
Paramount Coffee Co. roasted 20,000 pounds of beans for Biggby Coffee in 1999. Ten years later, Paramount turned out 800,000 pounds for the coffeehouse chain. More...

On solid grounds
|| The State News - January 2010 ||
Daniel Clay sees Gashonga, a village in Rwanda, as one of MSU’s international links. Angelo Oricchio sees the village as a member of the coffee producing world. And 400 goats see it as their new home. More...

Paramount Coffee Turns 75 (Video Interview)
|| Lansing State Journal - January 2010 ||
Angelo Oricchio (CEO), Bob Morgan (CFO), and Sue Jenks (Office Manager) discuss Paramount Coffee as a product and as a business, and its importance in the community. More...

The Life of a Coffee Bean (Video Interview)
|| The State News - January 2010 ||
Angelo Oricchio, CEO of Paramount Coffee, explains the brief life of a coffee bean as it is processed through the Paramount Coffee plant in East Lansing. More...

Paramount Coffee acquires Ann Arbor company
|| Press Release - January 2010 ||
In an effort to boost its presence in the Ann Arbor market, Lansing-based Paramount Coffee Co. – one of the Midwest’s largest coffee roasters – has announced the asset purchase of Arbor Mitchell Coffee & Vending Services. More...

Paramount Coffee: Private-label products help roaster perk up its business - Boosting presence in chains works, too
|| Detroit Free Press - January 2010 ||
Paramount Coffee in Lansing is one of the state’s largest coffee roasters and distributors, but growing revenue takes more these days. More...

PARAMOUNT COFFEE: TAKING INSPIRATION FROM EMPLOYEE PASSIONS
|| Specialty Food Magazine - November/December 2009 ||
Lansing, Mich.-based Paramount Coffee is an employee-owned company that has been manufacturing coffee products since 1935. It supports specific causes with proceeds from the sales of various product lines. More...

:: 2009 ::

The Pearl Endowment Fund Supports ‘Goats to Gashonga’
|| IIA Newsletter - Summer 2009 ||
The former MSU PEARL Project in Rwanda offers continued evidence of its success and sustainability in the specialty coffee marketplace as numbers of international roasters and importers deepen their partnerships with cooperatives throughout Rwanda to further raise awareness among consumers across the globe. More...

Paramount introduces Joe to Midwest
|| Press Release - Summer 2009 ||
The Midwest will soon be waking up to a new concept in coffee and asking for another “cuppa Joe.” Paramount Coffee Co., a master roaster for nearly 75 years, is launching “Joe,” a new line of gourmet coffee with no-frills packaging and a price and name to match. More...

:: 2007 ::

Michigan Company Gives Back By Creating Three Unique Brands
|| Michigan Food News - September 2007 ||
MGA Associate Member Paramount Coffee gives back to the community by contributing to many charitable causes including launching three special initiatives. More...

Moving to the Next Level
|| Corp Magazine - May 2007 ||
Lansing Firm Eyes New Markets While Maintaining Its Base - The brown coffee ring stain printed on Paramount Coffee Chariman and CEO Angelo Oricchio's business card might be seen as clever marketing, but it's also an apt metaphor for where the 72-year-old Lansing-based company is headed. More...

Paramount Importance, Lansing coffee company brewing an expansion
|| LSJ Business Weekly - March 2007 ||
When two Chicago coffee salesmen, David Radway and Lawrence Weingarten, ventured out on their own in 1934, they ended up in Lansing. “Both my father and Mr. Weingarten had saved $1,000 from working,” Ronald Radway, the second generation of the Radway family to run Paramount Coffee Co., told the State Journal in a Sept. 26 1977 article. More...

Paramount Coffee keeps up with growing, changing tastes
|| LSJ - March 2007 ||
From the outside, the complex at 130 N. Larch St. looks like it could belong to just about any business. More...

:: 2006 ::

Paramount Coffee: Ending its Reign as Lansing's Best Kept Secret
|| Focus - November 2006 ||
With the expansion of its retail market, you may soon see a familiar face in the gourmet coffee aisle of your local supermarket. No, it's not Juan Valdez, it's Paramount Coffee, a leading Midwest coffee distributor headquartered in the heart of Lansing. More...

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