Coffee Distributing Corp. (CDC) was founded in 1963 by brothers Samuel and Louis Friedman, who entered the office coffee business with the acquisition of Coffee Dispensing Company (and its 20 accounts) in 1966.

In 1976, when Sam’s son Bob joined the firm, CDC employed just a dozen people. By the mid 1980’s, CDC had become the NY Metro area’s largest office beverage supplier by combining innovation with a devotion to providing superior service. Bob became CDC President in 1983 and his son Alex joined in 2005.

In 2011 the company became part of the Canteen Division of Compass Group USA, the leading foodservice management group worldwide with over 500,000 associates. Though now part of a huge company, CDC still operates with the same family company focus on customer satisfaction that has made it the industry leader. (see photos)