Timeline / History

It was 1888 when Richard Steven Gehlert started selling coffee in Detroit to local merchants, restaurants, and clubs. Company names and local offices change but Cadillac's legendary quality, as started by Gehlert, has remained the same.

1903 marked the opening of R.S. senior's first roasting plant on West Jefferson in Detroit, Michigan's growing merchant area along the Detroit River. The Gehlert Coffee Company, or at the time, more commonly known as "The House of Gehlert", shipped its brew to customers in Michigan, Ohio, and New York.

The name was changed in 1929 to the R.S. Gehlert Company and again in the early 1950's to its present day Cadillac Coffee Company.

Today, Cadillac Coffee is headquartered in Ft. Wayne, Indiana where roasting, blending, and packaging is performed in a state-of-the-art facility. Cadillac's Indiana location is strategically centered to service customers in MI, IN, OH, PA, KY, IL, WI, and IA.


Cadillac Coffee Company
7221 Innovation Blvd.
Ft. Wayne, Indiana 46818
Toll Free: (800) 438-6900
Indiana Office Fax: (260) 739-3045
Michigan Office Fax: (260) 739-3045
After Hours Emergency: (888) 448-5478
Cadillac Coffee is a provider of fine coffees and related products, such as, illy cafe, Torani Syrups and Sauces, TULU Premium Iced Tea, Bigelow and Novus hot teas, cappuccino mixes and whiteners and sweeteners, in Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Illinois, Kentucky and Pennsylvania.