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Esquires Coffee Houses Franchise Opportunity

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Who is Esquires Coffee?

Esquires Coffee is the first global premium coffee brand to offer 100% Fairtrade, certified organic coffee in a contemporary yet cosy environment. Esquires Coffee outlets are owner-operated, not corporations behind the counter but people with a vested interest in the success of their business; with a commitment to both the customer and community it serves. Esquires Coffee is the global coffee chain with a community ethos.

Esquires Coffee currently operate 30 stores across the UK and Ireland, there is also a brand presence in Canada, China, New Zealand and in The Middle East. Esquires Coffee has ambitious plans for growth, with a conservative goal of operating at least 800 stores globally by 2020. Investment in an Esquires Coffee franchise is between £180,000-£265,000, dependent on location and size. Esquires are currently looking for single and multi-store franchise owners in locations all over the UK. Single sites carry a franchisee fee of £19,500, while multi-store investors can expect to pay a fee of £12,500 for subsequent sites.

What Esquires Coffee can offer You

Esquires Coffee offers a full turnkey package to franchisees. Esquires want their franchisees to succeed, their brand and coffee houses are designed to maximise the opportunities available to you. As an Esquires franchisee you will receive:

  • Dedicated in-house store design and fit-out procedure
  • Assistance with site selection and lease negotiation
  • Extensive personalised training
  • Access to operational systems and propriety formulas
  • Comprehensive operations and training manuals
  • Compelling branding and marketing collateral
  • Consistent and ongoing support
  • The benefits of purchasing power
  • Carefully scrutinised equipment selection

Esquires franchise system has been carefully honed over many years and many markets. With new coffee houses opening regularly all around the world, Esquires are ready and able to help build a lucrative business opportunity in your own unique location.

Esquires Coffee houses benefit from distinctive branding and store design. Each coffee house is designed by our in-house design team using the optimum in furniture and equipment. Intense attention to detail and constant enhancement allow Esquires Coffee to stand out from the crowd. Each of our sites is primarily selected and developed to function profitability.

Esquires years of experience means they know the market inside out. Today’s café experience demands excellence in service as well as a premium beverage selection, accompanied by the very best available fresh food offering. Esquires have developed a selection of food and coffee that exceeds the expectation of the most critical consumer.

The Esquires operating and management systems have been carefully developed to enable operators to maintain their business at peak performance at all times, while allowing franchisees to remain in touch with the day to day operational requirements at store level. Esquires have developed solid relationships with partners in finance, banking, solicitors (both franchise and property) and with commercial property agents, over the past 15 years of trade in the UK.

Esquires coffee aim to be a leading contender in every market they enter through a combination of wonderful fairtrade coffee, inspired food, friendly service, outstanding design and branding, with a commitment to world-class operating systems.

Our Coffee

Esquires Coffee prides itself on its USP- Great Coffee! Our coffee has been developed with the help of our expert roasters to be both 100% Organic and Fairtrade certified, without compromising on the taste. We have two particular blends of organic coffee- espresso and filter. Our espresso blend hails predominantly from Peru and Honduras; the medium to heavy body from Peru and the sweetness from Honduras. Our filter coffee beckons from Bolivia and Indonesia- the body and depth coming from Indonesia, whilst the sweetness and smoothness comes from Bolivian Coffee.

Our Values

We strive to ensure that each of our coffee houses becomes an integral part of the  community it serves, and we encourage their involvement with  local charities, schools and causes in need.  Our Franchisees are known for their friendly service and local knowledge and we know from our customers that they are seen as being a central part of the community.

Whilst recognising these local needs, we are also abundantly aware of the needs of worldwide communities and have chosen two charities that we support internationally. Esquires donate 10p from every bottle of water sold to Project Waterfall, a charity that helps give access to clean and safe water to communities in rural Africa.

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