Complete Coffee History

Complete Coffee Limited can look back on more than 90 successful years trading as coffee merchants and dealers. Originally founded as Alan J.Ridge & Co. Ltd in 1929, the Company continues to evolve in response to the changing needs of the International Coffee Market.


Mr Alan Ridge

Mr Alan Ridge

Mr Alfred Newman & Mr Ernest Breminer

Mr Alfred Newman & Mr Ernest Breminer

Mr Ian Breminer - Executive Chairman

Mr Ian Breminer - Executive Chairman

Key Dates


Alan Ridge founded Alan J. Ridge & Co. Ltd. in London.


Ernest Breminer acquired Alan J. Ridge & Co. Ltd. The two companies traded side by side until 1988.


Celebrated 70 years of service to the coffee industry


Ian Breminer Awarded ‘Medalla de Merito Cafetero ‘Manuel Mejia’’ for services to the Colombian Coffee Industry.


Complete Coffee won their category at the British & Colombian Social Awards for a British company developing, or involved in, business relationships with Colombia, or with Colombian companies.


Kristine Breminer Isgren elected Chairman of the British Coffee Association


Complete Coffee became the first coffee trading company to become certified under the BRC Agents and Brokers accreditation.


Complete Coffee celebrates 90 years service to the international coffee industry.


Sucafina acquires a majority stake in Complete Coffee, bringing together two coffee trading businesses that have grown from family beginnings.