History of Espresso House

Espresso House is a Swedish coffeehouse chain that has rapidly expanded throughout the Nordic region since its inception in 1996. Founded by former professional football player, Lars Appelqvist, and former football coach, Elisabet Persson, the chain initially started as a single café in Lund, Sweden. The concept was simple yet innovative: to provide high-quality coffee and a cozy atmosphere where people could relax and socialize.

Throughout the late 1990s and early 2000s, Espresso House experienced significant growth, opening numerous locations across Sweden. The chain's success was fueled by its commitment to using premium coffee beans, sourced from sustainable and ethical suppliers, and its dedication to excellent customer service. The company's focus on providing a welcoming environment for customers to enjoy their coffee and snacks also contributed to its popularity.

In the following years, Espresso House expanded beyond Sweden, venturing into neighboring countries such as Norway, Finland, and Denmark. Its expansion continued into the 2010s, solidifying its position as one of the leading coffeehouse chains in the Nordic region. Today, Espresso House has hundreds of locations across Scandinavia, offering a wide range of coffee beverages, pastries, and light meals, while maintaining its reputation for quality and hospitality.