The Java House Group opened its first coffee shop in Nairobi in 1999. At the time of ECP’s investment, Java House had 17 stores through two chains, Java House and Planet Yogurt, a self-serve frozen yogurt shop. Since then, Java House has expanded throughout Kenya and into Uganda and has launched a third chain, an artisanal-style pizzeria called 360 Degrees Artisan Pizza. At exit, the company had 55 stores through its three brands (46 branches of Java House, 8 of Planet Yogurt, and 1 360 Degrees Artisan Pizza). Java House plans to continue expanding both nationally and regionally. In 2016, Java House became the first restaurant group in East and Central Africa to receive ISO 22000 certification for food safety.