Founded in 1994 on Hillel Street in downtown Jerusalem by Sahar Shefa, Aroma first started branching out beyond that city in 2000. In 2006 the first overseas branch opened in SoHo in New York City. In 2007 Aroma opened its first location in Canada, in downtown Toronto in The Annex. In 2008, Aroma opened a sister brand "Marrone Rosso" with locations in Romania and Cyprus. In 2007, branches continued to open in Toronto and on 72nd Street in New York City, as well as the first location in Kiev, Ukraine. Aroma has 33 Canadian locations in Ontario (mostly in Greater Toronto Area), as well as ten American locations across New York City (3), New Jersey (1), Maryland (1), and Florida (5). In 2012 Aroma opened its first two Polish locations in Warsaw.
In, Golan Einat, owner of Roladin acquired 50% of Aroma Tel Aviv, in June 2013 acquired another 25% of the chain, and in January 2014 completed the acquisition of full ownership of the chains 22 Tel Aviv locations, while the Shefa family maintained ownership of the other Israeli locations.
A survey by an Israeli market research company found that more Israeli consumers are inclined to choose a cafe based on accessibility and availability, ahead of cost and taste of the food. According to Haaretz newspaper, this may explain the success of Aroma, which has 123 outlets in Israel. Respondents were asked which chain they thought had the cheapest prices and best service. Aroma won by a wide margin.
Aroma Park is located at 41444N 874819W (41.078981, -87.805363).
According to the 2010 census, Aroma Park has a total area of 2.121 square miles (5.49 km2), of which 1.86 square miles (4.82 km2) (or 87.69%) is land and 0.261 square miles (0.68 km2) (or 12.31%) is water.
As of the census of 2000, there were 821 people, 308 households, and 222 families residing in the village. The population density was 684.1 people per square mile (264.2/km). There were 314 housing units at an average density of 261.7 per square mile (101.0/km). The racial makeup of the village was 92.57% White, 4.26% African American, 0.12% Native American, 2.07% from other races, and 0.97% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.82% of the population.
There were 308 households out of which 31.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.7% were married couples living together, 8.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.9% were non-families. 22.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.06.
In the village, the population was spread out with 25.0% under the age of 18, 8.0% from 18 to 24, 27.0% from 25 to 44, 25.7% from 45 to 64, and 14.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 102.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.0 males.
The median income for a household in the village was $41,375, and the median income for a family was $44,667. Males had a median income of $33,750 versus $24,583 for females. The per capita income for the village was $17,806. About 6.6% of families and 6.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.1% of those under age 18 and 7.8% of those age 65 or over.