year/2001

Espresso Essential coffee system launched by Australian and New Zealand founders
Espresso Essential franchised in Australia.
International distribution of Espresso Essential coffee commenced in New Zealand and the United Kingdom.

year/2003

year/2005

Essential Slush launched – a frozen granita drink system.

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

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

year/2008

year/2009

I Luv Coffee barista systems launched.

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

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

year/2010,2011,2012

year/2013

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

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

year/2014

year/2015

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

year/2016

year/2017

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.