Julius Meinl
Julius Meinl International , known also simply as Julius Meinl, is a manufacturer and retailer of coffee
Coffee is a brewed beverage with a dark,init brooo acidic flavor prepared from the roasted seeds of the coffee plant, colloquially called coffee beans. The beans are found in coffee cherries, which grow on trees cultivated in over 70 countries, primarily in equatorial Latin America, Southeast Asia,...

, gourmet
Gourmet is a cultural ideal associated with the culinary arts of fine food and drink, or haute cuisine, which is characterised by elaborate preparations and presentations of large meals of small, often quite rich courses...

 foods and other grocery products. The company is based in Vienna
Vienna is the capital and largest city of the Republic of Austria and one of the nine states of Austria. Vienna is Austria's primary city, with a population of about 1.723 million , and is by far the largest city in Austria, as well as its cultural, economic, and political centre...

, Austria
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. It is named after its founders Julius Meinl I
Julius Meinl I.
Julius Meinl I was a businessman and the founder of Julius Meinl AG, commonly known as Julius Meinl.Meinl was born in Graslitz , Bohemia. He based his company in Vienna, Austria....

, and Julius Meinl II.

Julius Meinl III ceded control of the company to his son in 1987. The retail division of the group, except the high-profile flagship store in downtown Vienna, was sold to Rewe by Julius Meinl V
Julius Meinl V.
Julius Meinl V is a British businessman, active in Austria. He heads a substantial family business which was originally built upon the production and retailing of food products, and which was founded by his great-great-grandfather, Julius Meinl I, in Vienna in 1862.-Early life:Meinl V was born in...

 in 1998/1999.

Later the company's name was changed to Ragusa Beteiligungen, and the company was delisted from the Vienna Stock Exchange in February 2007.

Julius Meinl operates three coffee shop
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s in the U.S.A., all three on the North Side of Chicago, Illinois
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