HF Coors – Dinnerware Made in the USA 100% is a certified Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business as well as a HUBzone certified dinnerware manufacturer located in Tucson, Arizona.
Originally formed in California, HF Coors was formed in California in 1925 by Herman Frederick Coors, son of the renowned Coors brewery founder, Adolph Coors.
Adolph Coors opened the Colorado Glass Works in 1887 to manufacture beer bottles for his brewery, the Adolph Coors Brewing Company.
The Glass Works were then leased to German-born John Herold in 1910, who incorporated the Herold China and Pottery Company on the brewery site in Golden, CO.
Herold used clay from nearby mines to make dinnerware and heat-resistant porcelain ovenware under the trademark Herold Fireproof China. Adolph Coors Company acquired Herold China in 1914.
The company began producing chemical porcelain in 1915 as a result of a World War I embargo on German imports. Adolph Coors’ second son, Herman F. Coors, was named manager in 1916.
Herold China was renamed Coors Porcelain Company in 1920, and the trademark “Coors U.S.A.” was first used. After World War I, Coors Porcelain made fine china and cookware bearing the trademarks Rosebud, Glencoe Thermo-Porcelain, Colorado, and others.
During Prohibition, the ceramic business was largely what kept the brewery afloat. Herman left in 1925 to start the H.F. Coors China Company, a manufacturer of dishes for restaurants and institutional use, in Inglewood, CA. The H.F. Coors Pottery’s trademarks include Coorsite, Alox, and Chefsware.
HF Coors’ assets were acquired by Catalina China, Inc. of Tucson and moved from California to Tucson in 2003 where we continue to manufacturer dinnerware for wholesale and retail customers today. 100% of HF Coors products are manufactured in this Tucson factory.