Hills Bro. Coffee has its origins with the sons of Austin Hills (1823-1905), who was born in Rockland, Maine, in 1823. Austin Hills' business in California was building clipper ships. The coffee business was founded in San Francisco in 1878, with a retail store established in 1882, as Arabian Coffee and Spice Mills. Today Hills Bros Coffee among it's many incarnations of it's coffee roast has single-serve coffee pods, with "A Better Cup By Design™", allowing you to enjoy the smooth, delicious flavor and aroma of Hills Bros. any time of day.