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Les Cafés SATI since 1926. Roaster in Alsace for 4 generations.

Company history

A regional and independent family company
We are committed to fair trade and sustainable development: Renewable energies with Electricité de Strasbourg, circular economy (projects with les Jardins de la Montagne Verte and association Libre Objet)
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IFS Food certified, Member of Alsace qualité et Savour Club of Alsace

Cafés Sati history

poigné de main

94 years old and 3rd generation

running the family business

Employés

47

employees in France

Planète

50 origins

of green coffees

Grain

5 500 tons

of imported green coffees per year

Tasse

4 000 tons

of roasted coffee per year

Feuille

about a 1/3

of our coffees are organic and fair trade

Gateau

20 years

we are envolved in organic coffee

The story of the company began in 1926 in Strasbourg when Georges Schulé created a roasting shop.
Now known as Cafés SATI, it continues its expansion in the heart of Strasbourg by creating its first decaffeination plant at Port du Rhin, which will later be completed with a roasting unit. Since 1926, Sati has been perpetuating traditions and know-how, preciously handed down from generation to generation.

Cool Timeline

1926

The story begins…

The story begins…

The history of Cafés SATI began in 1926 in Strasbourg. Georges Schulé created a roasting shop on rue des Francs Bourgeois, under the name “A la renommée du Café”.

1952

SATI for Société Alsacienne de Torréfaction et d’Importation de cafés.

SATI for Société Alsacienne de Torréfaction et d’Importation de cafés.

In 1952, and on the strength of its development, the company took its current name: SATI or Société Alsacienne de Torréfaction et d’Importation de cafés (Alsatian Coffee Roasting and Importing Company).

1960

1960

1960

When he passed away in 1960, his wife Georgette Schulé took over the family business.

1965

Move to Port du Rhin

Move to Port du Rhin

As early as 1965, she initiated the move to “Port du Rhin” and the construction of a new roasting unit and offices on this new site.

1970

Pierre Schulé, 2nd generation

Pierre Schulé, 2<sup>nd</sup> generation

In 1970, Pierre Schulé, his son, joined the family business.

1982

Flexible package

Flexible package

In 1982, launch of a revolutionary new vacuum packaging process for flexible packages equipped with an internal freshness valve.

1985

The site at Port du Rhin

The site at Port du Rhin

1985 was a pivotal year for Sati Cafés: Pierre Schulé became the President and made major investments and works. The site at Port du Rhin is expanding on all sides: New 1,600m2 warehouse for the storage of green coffees New roaster more powerful and more energy-efficient, allowing a large increase in production capacity New mills more efficient New additional packaging line.

1991

New packaging line

New packaging line

In 1991, Les Cafés Sati acquired yet another packaging line designed to pack 1-kilo packets, but still under vacuum and with the freshness valve.

1993

Sati Polska

Sati Polska

Creation of its subsidiary Sati Polska in Poland, in Kwidzyn near Gdansk.

2000

Max Havelaar France

Max Havelaar France

Sensitive to the problems of existence and development of producers in certain countries, he joined the “Max Havelaar France” association in 2000. The Fairtrade / Max Havelaar fair trade standards guarantee producers and workers in the South better trading and/or working conditions and give them the opportunity to invest in a more sustainable future.

Roasting modernization

Roasting modernization

Finally, in 2000, complete modernisation of the factory and installations at Port du Rhin. These major works will last five years and will represent a total investment of nearly 5 million euros.

2006

IFS Certification

IFS Certification

The company is IFS Food (International Feature Standard Food) certified. This certification enables us to meet the food safety and traceability requirements of the mass retail sector.

2009

Nicolas Schulé, 3rd generation

Nicolas Schulé, 3<sup>rd</sup> generation

Since 2009, Nicolas Schulé has been Chairman of the Management Board of the company and perpetuates the family tradition based on innovation and investment, guarantees of the quality certified by the Sati brand.

2014

Café Sati Gastronomie

Café Sati Gastronomie

Creation of an autonomous department dedicated to the hotel and catering industry: Café Sati Gastronomie.

2016

Double French Cup Tasting Champion

Double French Cup Tasting Champion

Sébastien Maurer, quality manager at Café Sati, becomes double French Champion in Cup Casting. During the World Cup Tasting Championship in Shanghai, China, he finished 5th in the first round of qualifying and failed in the ¼ final to finish 12th out of 37 countries.

2017

Historical double award for Cafés SATI at the French Coffee Championships

Historical double award for Cafés SATI at the French Coffee Championships

Sébastien Maurer won his third Cup Tasting title (the second in a row) and Veda Viraswami won in the Roasting category for the first French edition of the competition. A full house that sends the two champions to represent France at the World Championships in Budapest and Guangzhou in China respectively.

2019

Extension of Cafés SATI at Port du Rhin in Strasbourg

Extension of Cafés SATI at Port du Rhin in Strasbourg

Investment of €4.5 million for the extension of our premises and the deployment of new equipment to ensure the sustainability of our development. First roaster in the Grand Est at Port du Rhin in Strasbourg. Goals : Enlargement of the production and storage unit by 3000m2 and creation of 500m2 offices. Doubling of the packaging areas.