Our Douwe Egberts family origins date back to as early as 1614 when our forefather Douwe Egberts was born in Heerenveen in the Province of Friesland, The Netherlands. Our oldest coffee tradition began with our forefather Douwe Egberts in 1753 in a small store 'De Witte Os' in the "vlecke Joure", Friesland.
Businesses and Companies founded: 'DE WITTE OS' (1753) - 'WEDUWE DOUWE EGBERTS' (1806) - 'FIRMA WEDUWE DOUWE EGBERTS' (1833) - 'FIRMA WEDUWE DOUWE EGBERTSZOON' (1845) - 'N.V. HANDELSONDERNEMING' (1919) - 'DOUWE EGBERTS TABAKSFABRIEKEN, KOFFIEBRANDERIJEN, THEEHANDEL N.V.' (1930) C.V. (1942) N.V. (1946) - 'DOUWE EGBERTS KONINKLIJKE TABAKSFABRIEK, KOFFIEBRANDERIJEN, THEEHANDEL N.V.' (1953) B.V. (1973) (Sold in 1978)
JOHANNES HESSEL JHcoffee™- JHcafe™

Groene Molen Joure Friesland
Province Friesland, The Netherlands

Joure Friesland The NetherlandsTown Joure, Province Friesland 1753. The original home town of our Douwe Egberts coffee roasting family tradition

Douwe Egberts first coffee, tea and tobacco company in 1922
The old coffee, tea & tobacco company, Joure in 1922

Stones in commemoration of Douwe Egberts - Coffee Museum
Engraved stones in commemoration of our coffee warehouse 1898 at the opening of the Johannes Hessel Pakhuis the Douwe Egberts family coffee museum in 1976

Old Douwe Egberts family coffee grinder
Grinding fresh coffee for you today !

DOUWE EGBERTS
HEAD OF FAMILY
DIRECT DESCENDANTS
EIGHT GENERATIONS IN COFFEE BUSINESS

Douwe Egberts b.1614 (Heerenveen)
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Egbert Douwes b.1637 (Heerenveen)
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Douwe Egberts 1687 - 1727 (Idskenhuizen)
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Egbert Douwes 1723 - 1802 (Idskenhuizen)
Traded coffee from his small store 'De Witte Os' in 1753. He built a merchant ship (Kofschip) in 1756 to sail the seas importing colonial goods
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Douwe Egberts 1755 - 1806 (Joure)
Established the coffee, tea and tobacco business
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Hessel Douwes de Jong 1802 - 1855 (Joure)
Developed new coffee roasting facilities
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JH Douwe Egberts de Jong
Johannes Hessel de Jong 1833 - 1883 (Joure)
In 1881 a fire destroyed buildings and archives but the coffee business was soon rebuilt
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CJ sr Douwe Egberts de Jong
Cornelis Johannes de Jong 1869 - 1955 (Joure)
Known as ' The second founder of Douwe Egberts BV '
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CJ jr Douwe Egberts Four generations Douwe Egberts
Cornelis Johannes de Jong 1869 - 1955 (Joure)
Johannes Hessel de Jong 1894 - 1968 (Joure)
Cornelis Johannes de Jong 1924 - 2003 (Joure)
Founder ' Douwe Egberts NV Belgium '
Johannes Hessel de Jong 1954 (Joure)

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JH - JP Douwe Egberts
Johannes Hessel de Jong 1954 (Joure)
Founder ' JOHANNES HESSEL JHcoffee™ - JHcafe™ '

Johannes Pedro de Jong de Orleans e Bragança 1997 (London)

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Douwe Egberts kofschip
Kofschip 1750

Douwe Egberts - De Witte Os - Midsraat Joure
De Witte Os (right), Midstraat, Joure 1800 today the Museum shop and confectionery

Douwe Egberts family Townhouse and De Witte Os
Our family townhouse in 1900 (Pand 99) today the Museum coffee and tea house

Douwe Egberts first coffee warehouse - Museum
Our coffee warehouse (pakhuis) 1898. Today the Museum and Egbert Douweshuske mark our 250 year old 'Douwe Egberts' coffee history

Douwe Egberts first store De Witte Os in 1753
De Witte Os
where our 250 year old coffee tradition was started by our forefather Douwe Egberts in 1753