Mr. Marco Schärf
Coffeeshop GmbH, Austria
Marco Schärf is a man devoted to coffee, not only from conviction, but from the moment he was born. He is the thrid generation of a family which is proudly dedicated to coffee.
Marco’s grandfather was an inventor, working in the development of machinery. It was him who turned „Schärf“ into an international recognized.
Marco was looking over his fathers shoulders who created hundreds of successful coffee house concepts. To understand the roots and the value chain of coffee, Marco did a one year trip arround the world. He found partners, and more important, he found friends right at the place where the coffee grows.
In 1999 he joined the family business and the project „Coffeeshop Company“ was born. At this time the company had one single shop in the centre of Vienna. Today, Coffeeshop Company expanded in more than 23 countries with more than 260 shops.
Today Marco Schärf is supporting his father Reinhold Schärf running the successful family business.