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.

  • Third Coffee Jerks Location Opens in Yukon, Oklahoma

    August 22, 2021  
    (Published: Thursday, August 19, 2021)
    A growing chain of local, independent coffee shops is bringing “good coffee without the fuss” to coffee lovers in Oklahoma City, Edmond and Yukon, Oklahoma. In November 2018, Partners Kenny Wooldridge and Preston Moon opened the first Coffee Jerks in Oklahoma City. They learned how to open a coffee shop […] Read More
  • Calabria Coffee in New Hartford, New York Follows Our 7 Steps to Success

    August 12, 2021
    The July 20 Grand Opening of Calabria Coffee in the heart of the Village of New Hartford, New York realized a six-year dream for Owners Bryce and Erika Lamberto. “After several years working in the hospitality industry in Las Vegas, building our own coffee shop was a big passion project […] Read More
  • Couple Opens Second Independent Coffee Shop in Millersport, Ohio

    August 8, 2021  
    (Published: Friday, August 6, 2021)
    You could say Jenn Koenig grew up in the coffee business. Her first coffee job was at Scioto Valley Coffee, her mother’s independent coffee house in Circleville, Ohio. Now, she and husband Tim Koenig own two independent coffee shops: Scioto Valley Coffee and the new Millersport Coffee in Millersport, Ohio. […] 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