Brand Info: Carte Noire

“A coffee named desire”

Carte Noire may have begun as a company in 1978, but Rene Monnier had already been successfully blending and selling coffee for more than 10 years.  The Monnier family is a coffee dynasty, starting a business that grew into a popular and staple French coffee, alluding to coffee that grandmothers make.  Then, Rene created and built Carte Noire into a premium brand, symbolizing luxury and sophistication.  The name and packaging, with its gold and black, suggests elegance.   This is the coffee you imagine drinking as you sit at a street-side café in Paris.