In 1960 Mahmoud Maatouk, a pioneering coffee enthusiast, inaugurated the first Maatouk Maison du Café in Azarieh, downtown Beirut. The café specialized in freshly roasted premium coffee with uniquely distinguished blends.
The coffee house became widely acclaimed for its outstanding brew and Maatouk proceeded to open up a restaurant, a pastry shop and a sweet shop to complement the Maison du Café.
15 years later the business moved to the United Kingdom where Mahmoud Maatouk continued his passion by founding the first Lebanese coffee factory in Hayes, Middlesex.
In 1985 the family re-established the coffee factory in Lebanon before leaving for Dusseldorf, Germany in 1987 to continue growing the coffee empire.
The Maatouk family permanently returned to Lebanon in 1990 and plugged in all their efforts in to reviving their coffee brand. Once the brand had grown in stature, Mahmoud’s daughter Samira expanded the brand’s operation in the UAE by opening a branch of Maatouk Maison du Café in Abu Dhabi.
Samira and her brother Jawad took over the business empire after the passing of Mahmoud Maatouk in 1996 and have since expanded the production facilities to state-of-the-art factories in Bechamoun, Lebanon and Abu Dhabi, UAE.
50 years since it’s inception, the company is still committed to its vision, of playing a leading role in the hot beverages sector by providing premium coffee blends that people love drinking. Staying true to this vision while still keeping up to date with the latest industry technology has allowed the company to grow into a recognizable international brand.