Established in February 2000, Barista is noted as a pioneer of Indian café culture. The Barista chain of espresso bars delivers a truly Italian coffee experience in warm, friendly and relaxed environment. It aims to provide a comfortable place for people to unwind over interesting conversations and a cup of coffee. Barista consist of young adults, who are exposed to global lifestyles and appreciate the authentic flavours and tastes of coffee.
Besides the Indian sub-continent, Barista also has cafes in locations across Sri Lanka, Oman and the UAE. Barista is owned by Lavazza, Italy's largest coffee company. Lavazza, the sixth largest coffee roaster in the world, has a 46.5% share in the Italian retail market (value, source: Nielsen) and operates in over 80 countries in the Home and Away-from-Home sectors (Foodservice, Vending and Cafes).