San Mig Coffee Mixers
The San Mig Coffee Mixers is a professional basketball team of the Philippine Basketball Association owned by the San Miguel-Purefoods Company, Inc., a company of the San Miguel Corporation. Its head coach is Tim Cone.
Before being part of the San Miguel Corporation, the Purefoods Corporation was once part of the Ayala Group of Companies. The company bought the Tanduay franchise prior to the 1988 PBA season.
Purefoods-Hormel Corporation was later bought by SMC in 2001 with the team retaining their colors. The team had used the product Purefoods Tender Juicy Hotdogs for much of their history, deviating with the Coney Island Ice Cream Stars during the All-Filipino conferences of the 1993 and 1994 seasons, Purefoods Oodles (a type of instant noodles) in 1993, and their various monikers to match their corned beef brand such as the Corned Beef Cowboys, Carne Norte Beefies from 1997 to 1998, and as the Purefoods Chunkee Giants from 2005 to 2007. From 2007 to 2010, the team was known as the Purefoods Tender Juicy Giants. It is considered as one of the two most popular teams in the PBA.
Arguably, the most popular Purefoods player is Alvin Patrimonio, who led the franchise to six championships in the 1990s and early 2000s, and was named Most Valuable Player four times. Patrimonio retired in 2004 to concentrate more on his duties as team manager for his team.
Their main rivals are the Alaska Aces and their sister team Barangay Ginebra Kings.