August 2017

Look who's brewing Eight O'Clock Coffee

US Senator Ben Cardin and Maryland State Senator C Anthony Muse visit Tata Global Beverages' state-of-the-art Eight O'Clock Coffee plant in Landover

The week of June 19th was a busy and exciting time for Tata Global Beverages’ Eight O’Clock Coffee plant in Landover, Maryland, as US Senator Ben Cardin and Maryland State Senator C Anthony Muse each paid a visit to the manufacturing facility. Both senators were taken around the newly renovated plant and given a detailed tour of where Eight O’Clock Coffee roasts more than 25 million pounds of coffee annually.

The facility underwent an exciting makeover last year. The company invested more than $4 million into the manufacturing plant to make major updates that included a new line of robotic case packers, automation for green disposal and advanced manufacturing capabilities to develop products in a more efficient and precise manner.

  • US Senator Ben Cardin met with employees of Tata Global Beverages' Eight O'Clock Coffee plant in Landover, Maryland, as part of his 'Made in Maryland' jobs tour on Monday, June 19
  • The Eight O'Clock Coffee plant in Landover, Maryland, recently underwent $4 million worth of upgrades, including a new line of robotic and advanced manufacturing capabilities
  • Maryland Senator C Anthony Muse met with employees at Tata Global Beverages' Eight O'Clock Coffee plant in Landover, Maryland, on June 21
  • Hanna Sebhat, plant manager at the Landover plant of Eight O'Clock Coffee, speaks with Senator Muse and takes him through the plant to show him the facility's latest upgrades

Reggie Davis, VP of operations in the Americas at Tata Global Beverages, who has been working at Eight O’Clock Coffee’s Landover facility for more than four years has seen the transformation take place first-hand.

“We’re pleased to have had the opportunity to showcase our state-of-the-art manufacturing plant to US Senator Ben Cardin and Maryland Senator C Anthony Muse, by providing them with an inside look at what we have roasting here,” said Mr Davis. “Together, we share a passion for celebrating the diversity of Maryland-made products, so it was great to show them our plant, our production lines, our people and our commitment to making the very best coffee for our customers.”

Senator Cardin’s visit to the facility was part of his ‘Made in Maryland’ jobs tour. This is an initiative that takes place annually and is his way of highlighting the unique products being produced in the great state of Maryland while commemorating the companies who are reinvesting in their employees and local communities. Eight O’Clock Coffee was honored to be included on the tour and showcased the company’s deep roots in the local community as one of the world’s largest coffee manufacturers.