History Timeline

2001

Espesso Essential Coffee Launched

Espresso Essential coffee system launched by Australian and New Zealand founders

2003

Espresso Eseential Franchised Australia

International distribution of Espresso Essential coffee commenced in New Zealand and the United Kingdom.

2005

Essential Slush Launched

Espresso Essential becomes one of Australia and New Zealand’s largest coffee machine and consumable distributors.

2008

Espresso Essential Recognised

Espresso Essential first recognised in the BRW Fastest Growing Franchise — “BRW Fast 100 Awards”

2009

I Luv Coffee Barista System Launched

Espresso Essential recognised in the BRW Fastest Growing Franchise — “BRW Fast 100 Awards” for the second year.

2010, 2011, 2012

Espresso Essential Recognised Again

Espresso Essential recognised in the BRW Fastest Growing Franchise — “BRW Fast 100 Awards” for the third, fourth and fifth years consecutively.

2013

Espresso Brand Expansion

Espresso Brands Group’s three main beverage lines of Automatic Coffee, Barista Coffee and Slush relaunched as the “I Luv…” range. Expands with full Barista range from French supplier Reneka. Expands into Singapore, Philippines and Papua New Guinea

2014

Air Roaster Introduction

Builds state of the art air Roaster with larger capacity to roast premium coffee blends for distribution nationally and internationally.

2015

New Customer Service Management

Implements new systems to enhance customer management and provide excellence in customer service

2016

Expansion Continues

The group is acquired by a private consortium of Australians and New Zealanders headed by its CEO and a new executive team. The business is renamed Essential Coffee Group with banner brand Essential Coffee. Acquires Essential Brands Victoria and Advanced Coffee Solutions New South Wales. The South Australian Master Franchise agreement is terminated and Essential Coffee works directly with its locally based South Australian distributors and customers. Expands into the Middle East

2017

Export Areas Expand

Acquires Espresso Essential Western Australia, Essential Brands Group Townsville and the South Coast New South Wales business Coffee in Moments and supports their customers directly. International Network Conference held in Singapore to drive export opportunities. Invests in growth and expansion of Essential Coffee New Zealand.