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.
Key milestones of our journey
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
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 Estia Awards 2018 - Total Experience Gold
2018 Estia Awards 2018 - Best Coffee Selection Gold
2018 Estia Awards 2018 - Social & Digital Presence Silver
2018 Estia Awards 2018 - Strategic Growth Gold
2018 Innovation and Business Innovation Award
2018 Best Coffee Chain - Southern Europe
2019 Franchise Business Awards 2019 - Best Marketing Campaign
2019 Retail Business Awards 2019 - RETAIL FRANCHISOR OF THE YEAR
2019 Sales Excellence Awards 2019 - Sales & Service Training Programs
2019 Peak Performance Marketing Awards 2019 - Best Performance in FMCG & grocery
2019 Impact BITE Awards 2019 - Document Management & Flow Management