Independent Coffee Shops

Success Story: Virgil’s Coffee House & Creamery Launches in Louisville, Ohio

May 16, 2024 (Published: May 15, 2024)

Louisville, Ohio, buzzed with excitement on April 23 as Virgil’s Coffee House & Creamery celebrated its grand opening at 523 E Main Street. The family learned how to open a coffee shop through our 7 Steps to Success program. The event drew a crowd of visitors keen to sample its delightful mix of specialty coffee […]

Success Story: Trek Coffee Company Opens in Bowling Green, KY

May 8, 2024 (Published: May 8, 2024)

Attention coffee lovers! We have a heartwarming story to share from Bowling Green, Kentucky, that’s sure to brighten up your day – and perhaps even inspire your journey to opening a coffee shop! Meet Trek Coffee Company, the newest addition to Bowling Green’s coffee scene. Life’s a Trip, Fuel Up! Located at 6558 Nashville Road […]

Success Story: The Office Coffee & Wine Bar Celebrates 7th Anniversary

March 4, 2024 (Published: March 4, 2024)

Seven years ago, The Office Coffee & Wine Bar opened its doors in Southport, North Carolina, beginning a journey filled with espresso, wine, and community gatherings. Today, we’re thrilled to celebrate this milestone alongside owner Rob Warner and his dedicated team. It’s been a remarkable journey of growth, community, and exceptional coffee. When Rob decided […]

Success Story: Lyric Coffee House Wins Best Coffee Award

February 29, 2024 (Published: January 28, 2024)

We’re excited to announce that longtime customer Lyric Coffee House won the 2023 Best Coffee in Clayton, New York! Based on votes by area residents, the 1,000 Islands Clayton Chamber of Commerce recognized The Lyric as the best in a field of seven local coffee shops. “It has been such an honor to serve the […]

Success Story: 5 Bean Coffee Celebrates 15 Years of Coffee and Community

February 25, 2024 (Published: January 14, 2024)

Over a decade and a half, 5 Bean Coffee has become a local favorite in Reynoldsburg, Ohio, known for rapid and friendly service, diverse syrups, cold drinks and locally sourced baked goods. As the shop celebrated its 15th anniversary, Owner Tracy Heitmeyer reflected on running her thriving independent coffee shop through economic busts, booms and […]

We Helped Fifteen Independent Coffee Shops in Nine States Open in 2023

February 29, 2024 (Published: January 7, 2024)

In 2023, we were proud to help 15 entrepreneurs in nine states achieve their dreams of owning independent coffee shops! The new and expanded businesses joined hundreds of coffee shops in 30 states that receive award-winning coffee, industry-leading coffee shop supplies, hands-on training and ongoing business support through our 7 Steps to Success consulting program. […]

How Much Does it Cost to Open a Coffee Shop in 2024?

January 24, 2024 (Published: January 1, 2024)

If you’re thinking of opening a coffee shop, the first question you probably ask is, “How much does it cost to open a coffee shop?” The second is, “How can I calculate coffee shop startup costs for a business in my local community?” We’ve got answers! Our team of coffee shop startup consultants has taught […]