Independent Coffee Shops

Updates on independent coffee shops opening or celebrating an anniversary. Learn how to open and operate your own successful coffee shop using our proven 7 Steps to Success process.

  • We Welcome 10 New Coffee Shop Startups in the First Half of 2021

    July 29, 2021
    We were excited to welcome 10 new independent coffee shop startups in the first half of 2021! “Kudos to these entrepreneurs who are now living their dream of owning independent coffee shops serving their local communities,” said Founder and President Greg Ubert. “We look forward to helping them build their […] Read More
  • Welcome to Cornerstone Coffee House – Norris City

    July 21, 2021
    Connecting friends, family, and community, one cup at a time – that’s the goal of Cornerstone Coffee House – Norris City. The independent coffee house opened July 15 in Norris City, Illinois through our 7 Steps to Success coffee shop startup program. “We’re excited to welcome Owner Rachel Gray and her […] Read More
  • Cold Creek Coffee Company Opens in Castalia, Ohio

    July 20, 2021  
    (Published: Tuesday, July 13, 2021)
    With the July 1 opening of their Cold Creek Coffee Company in Castalia, Ohio, Owners Shannon and Brad Wilson have created a place for friends and neighbors to gather. “We wanted to host a spot where folks could communicate over coffee,” said Brad Wilson. “There’s really no other place in […] Read More
  • Welcome to The Branch Gathering Place + Coffee House

    July 16, 2021  
    (Published: Tuesday, July 6, 2021)
    Changing lives in the community … one cup and one heart at a time. That’s the mission of The Branch Gathering Place + Coffee House, which opened June 25 in the heart of downtown Greensburg, Indiana. “The Branch is a place to come together, connect with others, and share friendships,” said […] Read More
  • Is Owning a Coffee Shop Right for You?

    June 8, 2021  
    (Published: Wednesday, February 8, 2012)
    Thinking of opening a coffee shop? If you love coffee and get energized by making others feel energized, owning a coffee shop might be the right business for you. You can serve the best-tasting specialty drinks in town and create the community gathering place that everyone talks about. Best of […] Read More
  • 5 More Years of Success for The Coffee Attic & Book Cellar

    May 28, 2021
    Since purchasing The Coffee Attic & Book Cellar in May 2016, Owners Kat and Pat Bissell have perfected a unique blend of coffee and culture in downtown Iowa Falls, Iowa. “We provide a cultural hub in which people can come to socialize, appreciate local art, have a bite to eat, […] Read More
  • New Video: The 7 Steps to Coffee Shop Success

    May 14, 2021
    To celebrate our 30th anniversary, we put together a new video! “The 7 Steps to Coffee Shop Success” offers a quick and easy introduction to the tools and benefits of our 7 Steps to Success program.  “With 30-plus years of specialty coffee experience and award-winning coffee to open your coffee […] Read More