The Hudsons Coffee story began with a deep passion for coffee shared by two friends. In the late 1990s, after spending time traveling around the world, sampling the finest espressos from street stalls and bistros throughout North America and Europe, they discovered Australians were missing out on delicious, high quality convenient coffee. When they returned to Australia they opened their first store on Elizabeth St, Melbourne.
In 2009 Hudsons Coffee was acquired by Emirates Leisure Retail Australia (ELRA), part of the high profile Emirates Group. Emirates Leisure Retail Australia plans to take Hudsons Coffee into a new phase of domestic growth with a focus on franchising. Today there are over 80 Hudsons Coffee stores in convenient locations across Australia and a new international store at Singapore’s Changi Airport. The network continues to grow across all of our key channels: airports, hospitals and city/regional locations.