Esquires Coffee Franchise

Esquires coffee logo

Be part of U.K.'s #1 coffee franchise*, offering Fairtrade, and 100% organic coffee and tea.  

Each cup of our coffee is not only crafted with excruciating care, it’s fairly traded, organic and sustainable. Our food offer is robust, healthy and delicious. Our shops aren’t just comfortable, they’re dynamic and functional.

Our cups and lids are compostable; our plastics recyclable. We won’t write your name on a cup - we’d rather know and call you by name. We strive to know the community too - retaining the local charm rather than forcing a global standard on the neighbourhoods we serve. These are the things that set us apart. These are the things that matter to us...and we hope they matter to you.  

So if you’re looking to be a part of something meaningful and important, we’re definitely looking for you.  Let’s marry our ideals and have a great time serving amazing coffee and delicious food...and make some money too.

(*Elite Franchise 2018 / 2019)

Esquires coffee store frontThe Brand

Esquires Coffee was founded in 1993 in British Columbia, Canada, opening 37 stores in the Greater Vancouver area by 1999. Esquires expanded to the United Kingdom through Master License partnerships in England (2000), Ireland (2001) and Scotland (2002), and have since established a position as one of the U.K.'s most exciting coffee brands. 

Esquires have 43 shops in the U.K., including new shops set to open in Leicester, Darlington, Addlestone and Caerphilly.  Esquires have recently launched our Regional Development Initiative, and are pleased to announce the signing on of regional development partners for the Southeast England (67 stores) and Northeast England (20 stores) regions.  

customer enjoying esquires coffee

Franchise Options

Single Franchises

An Esquires Coffee single store franchise fee will be £22,500 + VAT with a 6% royalty fee. There is also a 2% advertising and marketing co-op contribution. Turnkey store costs range from £250,000- £275,000, which includes the franchise fee, legal fees, shop fit, equipment, furniture, fixtures, cabinetry, decor, training, setup, stock, working capital and advertising launch.  You will require a minimum of £85,000 liquid capital to purchase an Esquires Coffee franchise.  

Multi-Store Franchises

An Esquires Coffee multi-store franchise fee (minimum 5 shop commitment over 5 years) will be £19,500 + VAT with a 5% royalty fee. There is also a 2% advertising and marketing co-op contribution. 

Regional Development License 

An Esquires Coffee regional development license fee varies from region to region. Please contact us for more information and for a list of available regions. 

inside of a busy Esquires coffee shop

Property Selection & Store Fit-Out Services

  • Site procurement and assistance with selection.
  • Inspections & surveys.
  • Applications, consents and permits.
  • Lease negotiation.
  • Legals.
  • Store design.
  • Store budgets & tendering.
  • Shop fit.
  • Project management.

Pre-opening & Training Programs

  • Classroom training.
  • Video instruction.
  • Franchisee mentorship training.
  • Coffee certification.
  • Food certification.
  • H&S certification.
  • Turnkey store setup.
  • In store training.
  • Staff recruitment and training.

Post-Opening Support

  • Ongoing Sales performance analysis.
  • Ongoing KPI analysis.
  • Monthly shop visits.
  • 24/7 support line.
  • EPOS support.
  • HR support.
  • Accounting & financial support.
  • Ongoing coffee training.
  • Ongoing food training.
  • Ongoing marketing support.

Esquires coffee products

Marketing Support

Full marketing support supplied from our head office and in partnership with our creative design agency, PR agency and social media agency.  All marketing efforts are directed by our marketing manager.

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At a Glance

Established:1993

Min total investment:
£250000

Min contribution:
£85000

Development type:
Associate

UK presence:
43 shops

International presence:
105 franchises across - China, UK, Ireland, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait, UAE, Egypt, Canada, Indonesia, Jordan, Indonesia, Portugal, Romania and Pakistan.

Development type:

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