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History

History | Philosophy | Facilities | Career

Since 1999 until today!

In 1999, our love for coffee inspired us to open a traditional coffee shop in Patra…with a modern twist.

Since then, we give coffee lovers the opportunity to enjoy a great range of new blends, as well as offering the equipment needed to prepare an excellent quality coffee at home.

Today, the public’s embrace translates to numbers, considering that our chain numbers over 400 stores in Greece and abroad.

In 2009, Coffee Island expands and introduces its first coffee shop in Cyprus. Our company is now one of the island’s largest coffee shop chains, with over 40 stores across Cyprus.


Responding to our customers’ and partners’ call, we adopted a new visual identity (logo redesign and packaging), a modern design and a new architectural concept in our stores. The successful cooperation with the world-renowned architects Kourkoula – Kokkinou has turned Coffee Island stores into cosy meeting places.

In November 2016, Coffee Island expanded to the United Kingdom opening its first store in Covent Garden, London while in May 2017 another store opened in Toronto, Canada.


Key milestones of our journey

2006 We make the decision to establish our own production unit for the production and processing of coffee, investing in equipment and expertise mainly from Italy.

2009 Cyprus welcomes the first Coffee Island coffee shop.

2010 We totally renovate our stores and incorporate coffee-on the-go services, adopting the current concept that combines the warmth of a traditional coffee shop with the atmosphere of a modern espresso bar. This innovative shift in our course has satisfied the current needs of our customers, who deeply appreciate our dedication to excellence.

2012 We establish two ultra-modern units for processing and packaging coffee in the area of Patras and expand our warehouse facilities. Investing in engineering equipment gives us the opportunity to ensure the best quality under the given increase in production, resulting from the continuous growth of our branch network.

2013 – 2014 We keep growing, constantly expanding our network.

2016 We enter the United Kingdom market by launching our first ever Coffee shop in London

Our awards


Our Awards

2012 Franchise Awards – Fast Growth Franchisor

2013 Franchise Awards – Fast Growth Franchisor

2013 Franchise Awards – Best Concept Redesign

2014 Franchise Awards – Fast Growth Franchisor

2014 Franchise Awards – Best Concept Redesign

2014 European Business Awards – National Champion

2014 European Coffee Awards – 10 best coffee chains in Southern Europe

2015 Franchise Awards – Bespoken Franchisor

2015 European Business Awards – National Champion

2015 European Business Awards – The Elite Award for Growth Strategy

2016 Franchise Awards – Fast Growth Franchisor

2016 European Business Awards – National Champion

2016 Best Coffee Chain — Southern Europe

2017 Fastest-Growing Company Award - BURJ CEO Award

2017 Award "Employment Enhancement, Small & Medium Enterprises" - Corporate social responsibility excellence awards

2017 Franchise Business - Best Franchise Leader of the Year

2017 Franchise Business - Fast Growth Franchise

2017 Franchise Business - Best International Expansion

2017 Franchise Business - Best Marketing Campaign

2017 Franchise Business - Best Social Media Strategy

2018 Peloponnese Fair – Business Excellence

2018 Best Coffee Chain - Southern Europe

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