The tradition of the Smit & Dorlas Companies to only supply top-of-theline quality, dates back to its origin in 1822 and 1825, when the “Smit Koffie” Company and the “Do
rlas Koffie” Company were founded respectively in Amsterdam and Gouda in the Netherlands. Both companies concentrated on the top end of the institutional market, servicing hotels, restaurants and coffee shops. Smit & Dorlas Koffiebranders B.V. -The Netherlands: 190 Years of Experience. The paths of these two companies crossed, after 150 years, in 1978. They joined forces in buying coffee from around the world and production, while maintaining their commercial independence. This joining of forces took place at a time when the traditional quality product, as compared to the mass-produced product, was experiencing a true revival where the exclusively and traditionally roasted coffee found a ready market. In July 1980 the “Dorlas Koffie” Company took over the “Smit Koffie” Company. The Head Office and Roasting Company since then bear the name of SMIT & DORLAS KOFFIEBRANDERS B.V. and so the brand name “SMIT & DORLAS KOFFIE” was born. SMIT & DORLAS KOFFIEBRANDERS B.V. is located in Mijdrecht, The Netherlands. In 1980 the “Dorlas Koffie” Company took over the “Smit Koffie” Company and so the head office and roasting house since then bear the name of SMIT & DORLAS KOFFIEBRANDERS B.V. Since 1999 the headquarters of Smit & Dorlas koffiebranders b.v. is located in Mijdrecht, The Netherlands. Smit & Dorlas Caribbean N.V. in Aruba In 1991, after an extensive feasibility study and a successful introduction to the Arubian market, Smit & Dorlas Caribbean n.v. opened its first office in Aruba.
On September 8th 1998, Smit & Dorlas Caribbean n.v. became an independent coffee company in Aruba with Smit & Dorlas Koffiebranders b.v. in the Netherlands as the Main Supplier. On November 6th, 2001, Smit & Dorlas Caribbean n.v. celebrated the Official Inauguration of its own new building with offices, showroom, warehou se and a Coffee House at De La Sallestraat 30, in Oranjestad, Aruba. Read more......Read less
The Coffeehouse Aruba is the first retail coffee house in Aruba which offers 14 kinds of coffees, such as: Jamaican Blue Mountain, Café Angelica, Colombia Supremo, Almond Ama
retto, Kenya AA, Café Barista roasted inCuracao and of course a variety of Smit & Dorlas Coffee Blends which are roasted in the Netherlands.
Besides a large selection of coffees, The Coffee House Aruba offers also 40 kinds of teas including loose teas and a variety of beautiful gifts for the coffee or tea lovers.
The Coffee House Aruba has a unique design in antique as a reflection of the old coffee houses in Vienna during the 16th century. In October 2011, The Coffee House Aruba opened two new Coffee Rooms consisting of a beautiful air-conditioned garden room and Colorful Private Coffee room.
Guests can enjoy their cup of coffee or tea in a very cozy and warm ambience. Read more......Read less