History

Since 1999 until today!

 

In 1999, love for coffee inspired us to open a traditional coffee shop…with a modern aspect in the centre of Patras. An alternative suggestion that from the very beginning attracted everyone that takes coffee…seriously. The first Coffee Island became an integral part of the neighbourhood and local culture.

Since then, it gives coffee lovers the opportunity to enjoy a great range of new blends as well as various useful items to prepare a tasty and excellent quality coffee.

Since November 2016 another link has been added to our chain. This makes us extremely proud. Through Knowledge, Dedication, Love and Artistry another coffee shop has been added to Coffee Island’s family, this time in London, the most competitive market of the United Kingdom.

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

Turning points on 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 We become active abroad with the opening of the first Coffee Island store in Nicosia. Within three years we have managed to create a strong branch network in Cyprus, which is continuously expanding, numbering 27 stores until now.

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

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