Espresso Essential Coffee Launched
Espresso Essential coffee system launched by New Zealand founders
Espresso Essential Franchised New Zealand
Espresso Essential coffee commenced in New Zealand and the United Kingdom.
Essential Slush Launched
Espresso Essential becomes one of New Zealand’s largest coffee machine and specialty coffee companies
Espresso Essential Recognised
Espresso Essential first recognised in the BRW Fastest Growing Franchise — “BRW Fast 100 Awards”
I Luv Coffee Barista System Launched
Espresso Essential recognised in the BRW Fastest Growing Franchise — “BRW Fast 100 Awards” for the second year.
Air Roaster Introduction
Builds state of the art air Roaster with larger capacity to roast premium coffee blends for distribution nationally and internationally.
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
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.
New Customer Service Management
Implements new systems to enhance customer management and provide excellence in customer service
The company is acquired by a private consortium directed by Auckland born, James Cook. The business is renamed Essential Coffee Group with banner brand Essential Coffee
Export Areas Expand
Invests in growth and expansion of Essential Coffee New Zealand
Reneka Latte Art Technology is Introduced
Essential Coffee’s Reneka range is expanded by launching new Reneka Latte Art Technology.
Awarded Bronze Medal at Golden Bean Awards
Atomic, the smoothest of Essential Coffee’s dark roasts, is awarded a Bronze Medal in the Milk Based Espresso category at the Golden Bean Awards Austalia/New Zealand 2019, the world’s largest coffee roasting competition.
Introduces Industrial Coffee Cups
Industrial compostable coffee cups are introduced.
Introduces La Roccia & Piccolo Roccia
New Italian handmade and designed La Roccia and Piccolo Roccia ranges are introduced to Essential Coffee’s barista coffee machine range.
Compostable Slush Cups Introduced
Compostable slush cups replace plastic slush cups.
Home Compostable Coffee Cups Introduced
Home compostable coffee cups are introduced to conform to AS5810 home compostable standards and align with Essential Coffee’s environmental ethos. These Aqueous cups are made using a unique water-based dispersion coating, which reduces the amount of material needed while providing the same leak and grease-proof benefits as other coatings.