Former primary school friends who both later gain US coffee and cola industry experience co-found CoffeeWORKS in Thailand. The company is registered under the Thai-US Economic Amity Treaty, originally as Charles Martin Company Ltd. in 1996.
CoffeeWORKS officially opens a small specialty coffee roasting factory in western Bangkok, which is the inspiration
for the brand name, “CoffeeWORKS.” CoffeeWORKS first introduces fresh coffee deliveries and coffee machine solutions to the corporate/office sector in Thailand.
CoffeeWORKS is chosen as the roaster/supplier for Thailand’s first western style coffee shop chain Coffee World, the first branch of which opened at ABAC University in 1998. The first Illy Coffee distributorship opens in Thailand.
Starbucks and other international brands of coffee chains start to open in Thailand.
CoffeeWORKS becomes the Cimbali brand espresso machines importer and distributor for Thailand.
Company officially re-registers the company name to match the company’s product brand, CoffeeWORKS.
CoffeeWORKS becomes the Coffee Queen of Sweden filter coffee brewers distributor for Thailand.
CoffeeWORKS becomes the exclusive Thailand importer/distributor of Cafetto brand espresso and coffee machine cleaning products.
CoffeeWORKS becomes the Melitta Professional Coffee Solutions partner for the Thai market.
CoffeeWORKS opens new coffee roasting plant in Samut Prakran, Thailand.
CoffeeWORKS becomes official Melitta household coffee products partner.
CoffeeWORKS opens coffee experience center on Sukhumvit Soi 26.