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The History of Dallmayr

Over 300 Years

History Of Dallmayr Coffee

The history of Dallmayr originates from over three centuries ago. The family-owned company progressed and developed from a “Spezereien-Handlung” (grocer’s shop) into an impressive, luxurious enterprise that is internationally renowned. It is famous, in part, through its “Prodomo” coffee blend. Today, based on the history of Dallmayr, it has been proved that it is one of the leading names on the German coffee market.

A list of the world’s best delicatessens would be unthinkable without Dallmayr. Dallmayr coffee has been a well-known-and-loved name to people in Munich for many years now. Coffee lovers are sold freshly roasted coffee in the delicatessen each day. The premium quality coffee is taken from exquisite, hand-painted porcelain vessels crafted in Nymphenburg. It is then weighed on beam balances that are uniquely designed and produced for Dallmayr.

Dallmayr, Today

Despite its spectacular growth in recent years, Dallmayr has remained a family-run company. In addition to the maintenance of family-ownership, Dallmayr’s approach to coffee is another splendid trait. It lends to the company’s premium quality products, a milestone in the history of Dallmayr. The secret behind the unmistakable character of Dallmayr coffee lies in the raw beans. Dallmayr insists on only using exceptional highland varieties from the finest growing regions in the world. They prioritize family businesses rather than large plantations.

Dallmayr coffee embodies spirit and passion, to the extent that their roasting experts do not simply make do with any typical blend. Dallmayr experts make it their mission to unlock and discover the greatest possible aroma from every single bean. They set about their work with the knowledge of which bean can be used for which specialty and with a high level of finesse and meticulous care. Within the team, experience is passed down from generation to generation. This level of quality and integrity is evident in every cup of Dallmayr, from the first sip to the very last drop.

How it all began Dallmayr through the ages

  • Around 1700

    The early days: The first records of the company which would later bear the name “Dallmayr” date back to 1700. At this time, a merchant from Munich called Christian Reitter operated a trading business.
  • 1870

    Alois Dallmayr: The company is given its current name by the owner and merchant Alois Dallmayr from Wolnzach in the Hallertau.
  • 1895

    A woman at the helm: Alois Dallmayr sells the building and the store to Anton Randlkofer. After his death - just two years later - his widow Therese Randlkofer takes over the management of the company. This caused a sensation at the time: a woman in charge of a company!
  • Around 1900

    Purveyor to the royal court: under the management of the competent Therese Randlkofer, Dallmayr soon becomes one of the best delicatessens in Europe. The company is awarded the title of purveyor to the royal court of Bavaria and boasts a list of customers which includes the German imperial court, as well as 14 other European royal houses.
  • 1912

    Upturn and expansion: the store is more than doubled in size. Around 70 people are now employed here.
  • 1931

    Difficult times: the persistently poor economic situation after Black Friday puts Dallmayr under pressure. Hermann Randlkofer looks for a new mainstay - and decides on coffee.
  • 1933

    Konrad Werner Willie, a coffee expert from Bremen aged only 19, establishes a specialist department for coffee at Dallmayr. He purchases the green coffee, oversees work at the roasting machine himself and organises the sales. The Dallmayr Coffee brand is born.
  • 1940s

    Left in ruins: the war brings disaster. The headquarters on Dienerstrasse are razed to the ground. Paul Randlkofer and Konrad Werner Wille devote all their energies to the reconstruction.
  • 1950s

    Reconstruction and initial successes: with its artistic facade, the Dallmayr building has a new splendour. The coffee business is developing successfully - and it is not long before the good reputation of the company relates to coffee just as much as to the delicatessen.
  • 1960s

    Establishment of Alois Dallmayr Vending & Office: Dallmayr is one of the first companies in Germany to develop high-quality products for vending machines. This lays the foundation for Alois Dallmayr Vending & Office. Konrad Werber Wille creates the speciality prodomo which soon delights coffee lovers throughout Bavaria.
  • 1977

    New management: Wolfgang Wille, the son of Konrad Werner Wille, and Georg Randlkofer, the great-grandson of Anton and Therese Randlkofer, take over the management of the company.
  • 1991

    Expanding abroad: the first Dallmayr vending machines are installed in Central and Eastern Europe.
  • 2005

    Forward-looking: Dallmayr pay is established and thus completes the portfolio offered by Dallmayr Vending & Office.
  • 2006

    The largest renovations of the delicatessen since the reconstruction after the Second World War are completed. The top-class Restaurant Dallmayr and the Cafe-Bistro Dallmayr are opened.
  • 2009

    Step into the food service industry: Dallmayr coffee and tea are offered in an increasing number of cafes, restaurants and hotels.
  • 2014

    Knowledge creates pleasure. The Dallmayr Academy is opened under this slogan in 2014.
  • 2015

    Florian Randlkofer takes over the management of the company from his father Georg Randlkofer, as the 5th generation. Dallmayr is now managed jointly by Florian Randlkofer and Wolfgang Wille.
  • Today

    The name Dallmayr stands for the delicatessen in Munich and one of the best-known German brands of coffee. The family-run company has local roots in Munich and is also active throughout the world. Around 3,800 employees ensure the highest quality in all areas of the business.

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