Coffeeshop Company

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Coffeeshop Company

legal form GmbH
founding 1999
Seat Neusiedl am See , Austria
management Marco Schärf
Number of employees 95 (2018, only at company headquarters)
sales System sales EUR 60 million (2018)
Branch Quick service system catering

Coffeeshop Company is an Austrian family business and part of the Schärf group of companies. It specializes in making espresso coffees from highland arabica coffee beans . The Coffeeshop Company franchise system is represented in more than 20 countries with around 250 branches. The main place of business is Neusiedl am See . 3,500 employees work worldwide in the overall franchise concept.


The Coffeeshop Company was founded in 1999 as part of the Schärf Group. In the same year, the first Coffeeshop Company Shop opened in Vienna , operated by the Coffeeshop Company. The word “Home in Vienna” in the logo goes back to the opening of this first coffee shop in Vienna. All components, products and ideas were taken over by the Schärf group of companies.

In 2000 more shops were opened, especially in Vienna. In 2001 the Coffeeshop Company was spun off from the responsibility of Alexander Schärf & Söhne GmbH and became an independent company within the Schärf Group. The number of shops continued to grow. The first mobile coffee shop for the management of events went into operation.

At the beginning of 2004, expansion into the new member states of the European Union and the Arab region was carried out, later also into the CIS , including Russia , Georgia and Armenia in particular . Turkey is also one of the company's major expansion markets. In 2019 the company has around 250 shops in 20 different countries.

At the end of 2017, the company director Reinhold Schärf handed over the sole management of Schärf Coffeeshop GmbH with the Coffeeshop Company as an independent brand to his son Marco Schärf .


The Coffeeshop Company offers franchising . At the same time, it also operates some locations itself. It is part of the family business and has been managed by Marco Schärf since 2017. Currently (as of 2019) 85 employees are directly employed by the Coffeeshop Company in the company headquarters.

The company purchases its coffee from Alexander Schärf & Söhne GmbH, only using highland Arabica coffees from direct trade . The coffee is roasted in the Schärf World “The Art of Coffee” by the Schärf Group. It also offers its own coffee blends, its own tea brand and snacks.

Since October 2018 there has been a cooperation between the Coffeeshop Company and the Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien . According to the motto of the Coffeeshop Company, "Home in Vienna", the company equips its international coffee shops with high-quality reproductions of masterpieces from the KHM as well as with pictures of the architecture of the museum building.


  • Sabine Jürgenmeier: Lonely at the top . In: Coffee Business . No. 3 , February 2008, p. 20-23 .

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. a b c WirtschaftsBlatt, July 23, 2008 ( Memento of February 13, 2009 in the Internet Archive )
  2. Coffeeshop expands in Turkey. November 10, 2017, accessed November 4, 2019 .
  3. Generation change at the Coffeeshop Company. Retrieved October 4, 2019 .
  4. ^ Cooperation between the Kunsthistorisches Museum and the Coffeeshop Company. Retrieved November 4, 2019 .