In 1919, Albert-Louis Van Houtte opened his first grocery store in Montreal. Soon after, he dedicated his time exclusively to the art of crafting coffee. Today, Van Houtte® continues to uphold Old World roasting traditions, providing Canadians with rich, elegant, European-inspired coffee.
With over 40 coffees in five signature collections to choose from, here are our most popular.
Albert-Louis Van Houtte, a French immigrant, opens his first grocery store in Montreal and soon concentrates on his one true passion: coffee.
The European coffee taste Albert-Louis loved so much back home is impossible to find. So he buys a roaster and starts roasting his own coffee at the back of his shop. This marks the beginnings of the House Blend.
Albert-Louis passes away, and his three children take over the family business. They move the family shop to larger premises in the heart of downtown Montreal.
Maison A.L. Van Houtte® expands and begins distributing coffees in supermarkets, restaurants, and other public places and becomes the most sold premium coffee brand in Canada and the biggest coffee supplier in North America.