Mr. Coffee is a owned by Sunbeam Products, Inc. d/b/a Jarden Consumer Solutions and is a registered product of Newell Brands. The Mr. Coffee brand manufactures automatic-drip kitchen coffee machines as well as other products.
The Mr. Coffee company was founded by Vincent Marotta and Samuel Glazer in Cleveland, Ohio in the early 1970s. Marotta and Glazer had the idea of creating the first automatic drip coffee maker which was made available for home use in 1972. Before this invention, domestic coffee makers in the U.S were mainly percolators.
Mr. Coffee is a popular brand in the United States and has been regularly referenced in pop culture such as in the popular 90’s song “The Bad Touch” by The Bloodhound Gand as well as in the full version of the Cheers theme tune.
A Mr. Coffee machine also appeared various movies such as in the blockbuster Apollo 13. This reference came under scrutiny by critics as the movie was set in 1970, before the Mr. Coffee machine had entered the market.
The baseball player Joe Dimaggio was a spokesperson during the 1970s for the brand which led to immense commercial success of the Mr. Coffee franchise.
Mr. Coffee have recently optimised how their machines brew coffee. In modern Mr. Coffee machines, water is flash heated in a small boiling chamber which allows the coffee maker to brew 10 cups of coffee in under 8 minutes.