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Monday, 04 June 2012 04:40

Media Release Feb 2012

Espresso Essential on the BRW Fast Franchises list for the 4TH consecutive year!

Australia’s Most Respected Business Magazine, BRW has Announced the 2012 Fastest Growing Franchises and Espresso Essential ranks for the 4th straight year!

Mike and Gayle Koolen, Founders of Espresso Essential, are delighted to announce BRW has for four consecutive years acknowledged them as being amongst the Fastest Growing Franchises in the country.

Espresso Essential was Awarded with two (2) achievements;
Number 36 position for the ‘Fastest Growing Franchises by Revenue’ , and
Number 37 position for the ‘Fastest Growing Franchises by Outlets’

Espresso Essential is part of the Essential Brands Group which also boasts Essential Slush Co. as one of the established and most successful Slush/Granita brands in Australasia. Combined, they serve over 10,000 businesses across Australia.

“This achievement make 5 years of continual BRW awards with Espresso Essential first being awarded in the BRW Fast 100 in 2008 and then being awarded in each BRW Fast Franchises list since” Mike Koolen explained. “ This comes at a great time for us as this month we have also celebrated our 10 year celebration”. In February of 2002, Mike and Gayle Koolen imported the first of the Italian coffee machines to start the business and has built from strength to strength over the years.

“As part of our celebrations this month we held our Annual Conference in Queenstown in New Zealand and really celebrated the strength of our network and the strength of our business which has continued to be a success story during times that most businesses are finding tough. You can’t fail if you have the right people working with you and we have the very best throughout our Franchise network and head office team”.

Espresso Essential now has a growing international presence and is the largest supplier to the non-traditional coffee market in Australia and New Zealand. Espresso Essential coffee machines produced over 22 million cups of café quality espresso coffee and over 5 million cups of premium hot chocolate in the last year.