How to Calculate Coffee Shop Startup Costs

In his recent “Start-up Strategies” column for CoffeeTalk magazine, Greg addressed one of the first questions potential business owners ask: “How much will it cost to open my coffee shop?”

Greg Ubert, founder and president, Crimson Cup Coffee & Tea

Greg Ubert, founder and president, Crimson Cup Coffee & Tea

He goes on to write, “Because every specialty coffee business is different, there is no simple answer. Your costs will depend on the type of business, the price of retail space in your community and many other variables.”

He then outlines factors that affect the cost of opening a coffee shop and offers guidelines on how to project sales. To learn more, read the full article in the April issue of CoffeeTalk magazine.

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3 Responses to How to Calculate Coffee Shop Startup Costs

  1. Ben says:

    Hello there!

    My name is Ben Marshall, a fellow coffee enthusiast around the Columbus area! First off, I just want to say that I love what your company stands for in terms of promoting independent coffee shops! The wisdom, tips and steps on starting a coffee shop is great. It’s been a dream of mine for a while!

    That being said, myself and a friend of mine are thinking about starting a coffee shop, but currently we are only in the preliminary stages of even getting a game-plan set up. I’m sure you are VERY busy, but to help us gain wisdom and ideas, we were looking to interview various coffee shop owners/workers around Columbus to see how they got started and what helped them thrive as a business. Since your shop is around Columbus, I was curious to see if you would be willing to sit down and talk with myself and my potential business partner about your company sometime in the future!

    I understand that this may not be possible and apologize about any inconvenience that this presents. However, if an interview/chat is possible, please contact me via e-mail or phone (614-370-4874) with any dates or times that would work best at your earliest convenience!

    Thank you SO much for your time, and I look forward to hearing back from you! Have a great day!

    Ben Marshall

  2. Layla Albassam says:

    Dear all,

    I want to open my own coffee shop and I’m exteremly clueless what basic kitchen utensils that I will be needing to start up my business.
    Your response is highly appreciated.


  3. Jason Dielman says:

    Good afternoon,

    My wife and I are very much wanting to start a coffee shop and would just like to know where to begin. We have a building in mind already and are looking to get finding very soon.

    Looking forward to hearing from you.

    Thank you,

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