Costa Rica Coffee Company Ltd, Records

Scope and Content

Costa Rica Coffee Co. Ltd, records comprising of business papers; accounts; reports; newscuttings

Administrative / Biographical History

The Costa Rica Coffee Co Ltd was established as a firm of coffee roasters by a Cardiff sea captain Robert Monroe Ernest and his brother Ralph Sanderson Ernest in 1924. The company acquired an office at 14 Dumfries Place, Cardiff, before 1929, moving to Great Western Approach, Saunders Road, by 1949, later at 62 St Mary Street (1955, 1972). R.M. Ernest is recorded as director of the company and as consul for Costa Rica in 1949 and 1955. R.S. Ernest managed a sister company the Costa Rica Plantation Co at 50 Mount Stuart Square in 1949 and 61 Bute Street in 1955. The company established a second outlet in Bournemouth but later split. The present company occupies a former shop in Pontcanna, Cardiff.


Arranged chronologically by record series

Conditions Governing Access

Records relating to salaries are closed for 75 years; financial records are closed for 30 years

Acquisition Information

Deposited by a private individual, 2005

Archivist's Note

Compiled by Annabel Wickham for the ANW Project; Sources used: Glamorgan Record Office finding aids

Conditions Governing Use

Normal Glamorgan Record Office conditions apply

Appraisal Information

All records offered have been accepted and listed


Accruals are possible