In Cyprus, the family-owned franchise, opened by the Symeonides Group of Companies in 2005, continues to be one of the nation's favorite coffee shops. With over 17 shops in Cyprus and 2 more opening this year, it is a testament to quality of Costa and the love that Cypriots have for their coffee. Costa Coffee was brought to Cyprus on the notion that Cypriots, like Italians, very much like the entire coffee experience. Over the years, this has proven to be true. You can visit any Costa Coffee shop across Cyprus and find groups of friends and families lingering for hours. For them, it is all about enjoying a quality cup of coffee in an atmospheric social setting.