About café coffee day

At Café Coffee Day, coffee is more than just a beverage. It is a cup that brings people together. From those looking for a place to relax, to those looking for a place to connect, coffee brings people in to share something special - their time.

We make that time special. With not just the best coffee, but a wide range of fine beverages and food, so the time people spend together is flavoured with delicious accompaniments. In a space that’s warm, friendly, inclusive and inviting. In a space where memorable moments can happen. Or, as we like to say, a lot can happen over coffee!

Our Heritage

A division of India’s largest coffee conglomerate - Coffee Day Global Limited (CDGL), Café Coffee Day (CCD) is a pioneer in India, having established India’s largest, and arguably most preferred café chain.CCD comes from a rich 140-year coffee growing heritage. Its story began in Chikmagalur, a town in South India, known as the birthplace of coffee in India. It was here that a traditional family owned a few coffee estates which yielded rich coffee beans. The family’s expertise in operating coffee plantations since 1870, and exquisite coffee grown here, coupled with a deep understanding of the coffee business helped them build a hugely successful coffee empire which culminated in the formation of CDGL in 1993.

Café Coffee Day -The Beginning

Sensing that the urban youth were seeking a fun and relaxed space to hangout, CDGL pioneered India’s café culture, opening its first outlet in Bengaluru in 1996. CCD then embarked on a dynamic journey, carving a distinct brand identity and eventually becoming an iconic space for young people across the nation and beyond. While primarily targeting the youth, our cafés have also become a place the young-at-heart love to frequent.

Vertical Integration

One of the things that make CCD unique is that it grows the coffee it serves in its cafés. CCD sources its coffee from its sustainably managed coffee estates across Chikmaglur in Karnataka. The group’s presence and involvement in coffee production right from bean to cup has helped CCD offer the beverage at competitive prices. Coffee Day operates a highly optimised and vertically integrated coffee business with operations ranging from procurement, processing and roasting of coffee beans to retailing coffee products across various formats.

The company today operates several business divisions including:

Coffee Day Express Kiosks

Quick service kiosk format for refreshment on the go.

Coffee Day Beverages

The vending machine division, spanning a network of over 45,000 machines.

Coffee Day Fresh & Ground

A retail division that offers customised blends of freshly roasted coffee beans & coffee powder.

Coffee Day Exports

Exports cured coffee to connoisseurs across Europe, USA, Middle East & Japan.

Sustainably Grown Coffee

CDGL’s coffee has always been shade-grown. This creates and sustains a wonderfully earth-friendly eco-system. Our estates are home to a variety of birds and wildlife and to this day, we remain committed to the preservation and development of not just the local wildlife but also the communities that work and live in and around our estates. Coffee Day is also committed to offering ethically traded and responsibly produced products of the highest quality. The group has received UTZ certification for all our estates and also facilitates UTZ and rainforest Certification for its major coffee supplier’s estates.