The Coffee Emporium’s origins date back to 1991 in Bankstown, New South Wales.
Coffee aficionado John Ayoub stumbled upon a rustic coffee shop located in Bankstown, NSW. He acquired the coffee shop in 2002. John and his cousin Sam Ayoub formed a great partnership in 2005 to take the brand on an exciting new journey. John introduced a premium signature trademark blend he had been perfecting over the years, positioning The Coffee Emporium as a European-style coffee shop.
The cousins built a reputation in the local community for outstanding high quality coffee and great guest experience and word quickly spread out on The Coffee Emporium eventually attracting the attention of critics, the media and the general public. Due to high demand the brand engaged in the franchising system for the first time in 2006. Six years later, John and Sam celebrated the opening of the 20th coffee house.
On the 28th of March, 2015, The Coffee Emporium commemorated another great achievement with the Grand Opening of the brand’s first international coffee house in Abu Dhabi, UAE.
The Coffee Emporium has been highly commended by critics from renowned publications like The Coffee Guide receiving 5-star ratings (the highest accolade) for seven years in a row. The years have passed by and The Coffee Emporium is now heading towards celebrating its 25th anniversary. From its humble Bankstown origins back in 1991 to the present day, The Coffee Emporium has been experiencing incredible growth with new coffee houses opening in Australia and overseas.