Folgers® Coffee, founded in 1850 in San Francisco, has been an iconic American brand that has made great-tasting coffee for more than 150 years. In 1963, The Procter & Gamble Company (P&G) of Cincinnati, OH, acquired The Folger Coffee Company and began national distribution of the products under the name Folgers. During P&G's ownership of Folgers, it became America's number-one coffee brand. Folgers continues to produce superior quality coffee, using Mountain Grown® beans ripened to perfection. In November 2008, The J.M. Smucker Company announced the completion of its merger with The Folger Coffee Company, a subsidiary of The Procter & Gamble Company.