Maxwell House Coffee Plant 3, Jacksonville, Fl.
Maxwell House Coffee was named for the Maxwell House, a hotel in Nashville , that served a special blend of coffee, created by Joel Cheek. It is owned by Kraft Foods.
Maxwell House opened in Jacksonville in 1910 as the Cheek-Neal Coffee Co. along Bay Street, across from the existing plant that was built in 1924. The original building was demolished. It has grown to a 400,000-square-foot plant. Raw coffee beans arrive in Jacksonville by ship and are sent to a Westside facility for cleaning and blending before being brought to the plant for roasting, grinding and packing. The product is then transferred to a Westside warehouse for distribution. It celebrated 100 years in 2010.
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