Who is H.C. Valentine?

While founding H.C. Valentine Coffee Company based on a passion for artisan craftsmanship and superior quality, the founders decided that their grandfather’s name would be the perfect fit for their new micro-roasting coffee company. 

H.C. Valentine was a southern gentleman from Richmond, Va. He was born with an unending, uncompromising passion for excellence.  He believed in the ideal of going beyond excellence. 

However, he wasn’t in the coffee business like us. He was in the furniture business, crafting furniture of the highest degree from the finest woods and finishes, all handcrafted one precious piece at a time.  He believed his legacy was the piece of furniture that was being worked on at that one particular moment.  H.C. Valentine was a man of impeccable taste and unparalleled grace who made a lasting impression on our founders’ lives.

We believe that his spirit runs through our veins.  It was only natural that we carry on his legacy through H.C. Valentine Coffee Company when choosing the name for our new specialty coffee roasting company.

Uncompromising passion for excellence has been a part of the Smith family for generations.  And now we are taking that passion for excellence and, in the words of grandfather, “going beyond.”

The H.C. Valentine commitment is to create the highest quality coffee anywhere.  It’s the way our grandfather made furniture: with care, with passion, one piece at a time, and it is the promise of H.C. Valentine Coffee Company.

A tradition of excellence. A heritage of excellence.  A legacy of excellence.  This is the H.C. Valentine Coffee Company, “Excellence and Beyond.”