About Esquires

Our first ever Esquires Coffee House

History of Esquires

One day in 1993 two friends opened a coffee house in a neighbourhood called Sunshine Hills in Vancouver, Canada. Aspiring business owners and avid coffee drinkers, they wanted to offer customers a memorable coffee house experience. Curious to know where their entrepreneurial spirit and love of coffee would lead them, it didn't take long for the duo to open more stores and establish a presence in the Greater Vancouver area. They quickly established principles of having a defined brand focus on fairness, integrity, passion, excellence, innovation, community and sustainability which remain at the core of Esquires philosophy today.

The culture has been the backbone of the company as it has undertaken a global expansion into numerous countries to date including cafes in the Middle East, Asia, the UK, Ireland, New Zealand and Australia. With trusted locations all around the world, Esquires provide a place for people to meet, socialise and unwind with great service, great coffee and great food.

Esquires multi-award winning systems have been carefully integrated into each territory, providing a confidence that no matter which country and culture we are operating in; the Esquires brand maintains consistency throughout the world.

Today, Esquires is owned by Cooks Global Foods, a publicly listed company on the New Zealand Stock Exchange. Esquires is currently enjoying rapid growth in many countries and is actively looking for partners for single, multi store franchise and master franchise opportunities globally.

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