The Café Brew brand of coffee and kitchen accessories is manufactured by Medelco, Incorporated.
Medelco, Inc., founded in 1976, is a family owned and operated business. Elaine Robinson, Medelco’s president, is the daughter of the company’s founder, Walter Wolczek. Walter was the inventor of the talking scale, Medelco’s first product.
In addition to adding voice to the digital scale, resulting in the first talking scale for the blind, Walter was responsible for developing the first fetal pulse monitor and portable electrocardioscope. Thus, the name Medelco is derived from the company’s original product line – medical electronics.
In 1981, one of our distributors closed up shop. In exchange for the debt owed, the distributor gave Medelco the patent rights for the universal coffee carafe as well as their premier booth location at the Chicago Housewares show. The Café Brew® brand was born!