the International Coffee Corporation:
On September 30, 1977, the J. Aron Company, one of the nation’s largest coffee
traders, discontinued its coffee business in New Orleans. (Click here
to learn more about J. Aron’s important contributions to the rich history of
the New Orleans
coffee trade) Our company was founded the very next day, October 1, 1977, as
ten former Aron employees formed the International Coffee Corporation,
working in the same offices and desks vacated by J. Aron at 336 Magazine Street.
Things were different under the new consortium ownership, put together by our
current Chairman, William G. Madary. Besides Mr. Madary, who acted as
CEO/COO, shareholders with board of directors’ representation included Tate
& Lyle Investments of England,
European coffee merchants Haroca Holding (Rothfos) of Switzerland,
and sugar traders Czarnikow-Rionda Company of New York. The
distinguished group of original board members included Carlos Nottebohm of the prominent Guatemalan family of coffee
producers and exporters, and Charles “Harry” Faulk, former President and CEO
of the New York Board of Trade. Mr. Madary, founder of ICC, has over 60 years experience in the coffee business.
The Madary family subsequently acquired the interest of the other owners, and
today controls the Company. We recently moved from our long-time office on
300 Magazine (a building that was at the heart of the New Orleans coffee trade
for more than a century, which housed previous coffee importers such as Leon
Israel Brothers and the Cargill Corporation) to our new office in the suburbs
of New Orleans at 734 Martin Behrman Ave., Metairie LA. Over the course of
time, other members of the Madary family joined the company: Matt, William
III, Marie, Jude and Greg.
Since the future holds the same opportunities as the past 35 years, ICC looks
with optimism towards our golden anniversary, 2027. Our team is in place:
ready, willing, and able to provide green coffee from every worldwide origin
and provide the service and contractual responsibility expected by our
customers from experienced coffee merchants. We look forward to sharing this
experience, along with our knowledge and passion for coffee, with you.
pictures of our office staff and friends click here.
Our former office at 300 Magazine,
New Orleans LA