1890 → Preciado store opening
A Mexican, the daughter of Spanish couple, opens a small store on Preciados street. Shop that began to become famous in the city for the quality and aroma that flooded the streets of Madrid. With it, a philosophy was born: to always offer the best quality. A fresh and freshly roasted coffee.
1969 → Opening of Peñalver store
In 1969 Cafes La Mexicana opened its second specialty coffee shop at Conde de Peñalver 11. A strategic location near the factory where the coffee is roasted. This store was born due to the growing demand for coffee that the Preciados store cannot cover. The main objective of this opening was to bring good coffee to all people.
1984 → Opening of Fuencarral store
The success of Cafes La Mexicana translates into the opening of its third store in the city center at Fuencarral street, 115. A store in one of the most privileged streets of the city and that today continues to aromatize the neighbours.
1990 → Honored centennial commemorative plaque
We are celebrating 100 years since the opening of our store on Preciados street. That is why we are honored by the Madrid City Council with a commemorative plaque designed by Antonio Mingote (Spanish artist) that identifies us as distinguished historical business 'providing service to citizens, Cafes La Mexicana combines antiquity, quality, a desire for renewal, and adaptation, serving as a reference to the local collective memory '.
1991 → We entered the Guinness Book of Records
After more than 100 years selling coffee, we are awarded by the Guinness World Record for the store that has sold the most coffee in the world in the last 25 years. For selling 5,303,175 kg of coffee in our store of only 20m2 with an average of 1000 people per day. Record that remains unbeatable.
1996 → Bravo Murillo Opening
The expansion of Cafes La Mexicana continues its course in Madrid and it is time to bring outstanding coffee to the busy street of Bravo Murillo, 123 in the Cuatro Caminos neighbourhood. A small shop that to this day is still one of our main points of sale right in front of the Maravillas Market.
1992 → LAUNCH of our FIRST BLEND “ARABICA PREMIUM”
The hands of our master roaster created our first blend. DESIGNED FOR ESPRESSO. A balanced blend of Arabica coffees and perfect to be enjoyed black or latte. A masterpiece.
1998 → Specialty coffees launch
We introduce our ‘Private Selection’ in our range of coffees. A line of specialty coffees with unique origins. We are pioneers in the sale of this type of coffee in Spain.
Costa Rica, Guatemala and Tanzania. They were the first origins to see the light and months later were followed by Ethiopia and Kenya did. Today we have six origins in the specialty coffees category.
2009 → OUR CHRISTMAS COFFEE. FIRST LIMITED EDITION
Christmas coffee is our best kept secret. A coffee that returns every year and that is already part of Christmas tradition. We have created a special coffee Christmas scent and we are really proud of it.
2010 → A tribute blend: 1890 La Mexicana
To commemorate our 120 years of experience, we created something unique: The 1890 blend. With so many years of experience and thanks to our know-how, we managed to produce a balanced and delicious coffee for any type of brewing and coffee beverage. Today, it is still one of our most popular coffees.
2013 → We begin the digital adventure. We open our e-commerce.
We are the first coffee brand in Spain to sell coffee online. Pioneers in the sector. We open our online store to supply fresh and freshly roasted coffee to the entire Peninsula. Today it is a booming channel that has more subscribers every day.
2016 → FanAtico by Cafés La Mexicana is born
Fanatico is the new brand of specialty origin coffees created by Cafes La Mexicana. We want to convey the extreme passion for an authentic specialty coffee. Fanatico claims the diversity, the uniqueness, the richness of the coffee farm, the greatness the origin. Because there is not one coffee but many. And each one is unique. We want to share it with great fans of the best coffee. This is the start of our great journey. In 2016 we also inaugurated Fanatico Cafe. The unique coffee shop within a coffee factory, our factory. At Alfonso Gómez street, 15 in Madrid. A complete immersive experience around our world: the best coffee.
2018 → New store opening in Aluche
We keep growing! And we opened a new store in the Aluche neighborhood, in the most commercial street Illescas, 51. One more challenge, overcome and fulfilled. In 2018 “El Economista” newspaper and “eInforma” awarded us with the Certificate of “Excellence in Business Management”.