Coffee Tasting at Paramount Coffee of Lansing

December 23, 2008

Coffee Tasting, photo by WAXY.

John writes that this is from a coffee tasting session at Paramount Coffee in Lansing. The man on the right is his grandfather, Lawrence B. Weingarten, one of the founders of Paramount. He got this history from a previous version of the Paramount Coffee web site:

In 1935, during the height of the great depression, two established coffee salesmen decided to take a chance. They left their jobs in Chicago and ventured up I-94 to Lansing, Mich., to start their own company. They chose Lansing as they felt it was the ideal location for their new challenge. So on Aug. 14, 1935 the two friends scraped together every penny they had and went after their lifelong dream. What they lacked in money, they more than made up for in enthusiasm and energy. Paramount Coffee Company was born.
You can see this photo bigger in John’s slideshow and more of his work can be found at Waxy Photography.

2 Responses to “Coffee Tasting at Paramount Coffee of Lansing”

  1. Mark Harvey Says:

    Do you know where this photo came from?

  2. john Says:

    Thanks for posting to the site. It’s a nice tribute to my Grandfather.

    Mark. It’s from my personal collection of family photo albums. I have several other Paramount images, I believe. This is an an 8×10″ (approximate) print.

    Glad you both enjoyed!


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