We won an item on eBay today that solves one of the mysteries in the factory.
On the second floor, there is a piece of wood attached to the ceiling blocking one of the many holes to the roof where vent pipes were run. The wood has “Domestic Paprika” printed on it. After more research, we realized the shape of the piece of wood is a part of a barrel lid. Why is there Paprika in a coffee factory?
The item we added is a 1oz H and H Brand Spices Cinnamon Tin. The equipment used to make coffee can also be applied to drying and producing spices, so like many coffee companies, Hoffmann-Hayman sold spices and extracts.