When did companies first start to make tinned coffee?

The first company to sell coffee in a sealed tin
container was Chase & Sanborn in 1878. At this time most
people still roasted their own coffee at home. Chase &
Sanborn sold coffee in sealed one and two pound cans as
"Chase & Sanborn Seal Brand" and "Crusade
Coffee".

In 1898 Edwin Norton was awarded a patent for a process to
vacuum seal foods. In 1903 Hills Brothers became the first
company to use this process for tinned coffee. 

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