How to Open a Coffee Shop in Kansas

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Want to learn how to open a coffee shop in Kansas? We’re here to help!

You don’t have to go through the coffee shop startup process alone – or pay hefty franchise or coffee school fees.

Instead, discover how to open and run a successful coffee business in Kansas through our proven 7 Steps to Success coffee shop startup system.

Why listen to our advice? Our team has over 30 years of dedicated experience in coffee roasting, café management, coffee business consulting and entrepreneurship.

Over three decades, we’ve won major awards, including Roast magazine’s 2016 Macro Roaster of the Year.

Plus, our experienced coffee shop startup consultants have helped over 300 entrepreneurs across the U.S. open and grow successful coffee businesses. And most had no prior coffee industry experience!

Using the 7 Steps process, our consultants can help you develop a strong coffee shop business plan and calculate coffee shop startup costs in your Kansas community.

As a one-stop shop for independent coffee shop owners, Crimson Cup can help you find a terrific coffee shop location, lay out your shop, hire and train staff, market your business and more.

You’ll also gain access to award-winning coffee and coffee shop products that will keep your customers coming back!

Ready to take the next step toward achieving your dream of opening a coffee shop? Keep reading to learn more. Or, call 888-800-9224 now to connect with our coffee shop startup consulting team!

Kansas is a Terrific State to Open a Coffee Shop!

Wichita Kansas landscapeAre you considering opening up a coffee shop in Kansas? There’s a lot to love about the state, from its friendly people and amazing landscapes to supportive entrepreneurial culture.

And, with just seven major coffee chain locations per 100,000 residents, Kansas offers plenty of opportunity to open and run a successful independent coffee shop in your local community.

Kansas ranks 29th in overall coffee shops per capita, according to a study by Zoma Sleep. The study counted 6,221 Kansas residents for every coffee shop in the Sunflower State.

That leaves a lot of Kansans without a local coffee shop, especially in the smaller cities and towns.

Considering that 62 percent of Americans drink coffee, averaging three cups per day, it’s safe to say there’s room for more coffee shops in Kansas.

According to the National Coffee Association, coffee drinkers are flocking to espresso-based beverages brewed from high-quality beans.

Consumption of cappuccinos, lattes, and mochas has increased by a staggering 50 percent since 2015, driven in part by strong popularity with 25 to 39-year-olds.

Small Kansas Cities and Towns Present Big Opportunities

small businesses in KansasWith many parts of Kansas underserved by major coffee chains, it might pay to consider starting a coffee shop outside the largest cities of Kansas City, Overland Park, Olathe, Topeka, and Wichita.

Many cities and towns in Kansas‘ 105 counties lack a gathering place where locals can get together over a cup of coffee.

Does your Kansas community need an independent coffee shop? Consider that coffee shops are more than just places to get a caffeine fix. As community gathering places, they provide space for people to socialize, work and relax.

In a world that is becoming increasingly isolated and digital, a physical gathering place is more important than ever. A coffee shop provides a place for people to come together and connect with one another, whether it’s through casual conversation or organized events.

When a coffee shop opens in a small town, it also can create jobs and bring in additional foot traffic to the area. This can help to support other local businesses and potentially bring new ones to the community.

Your coffee shop could also serve as a cultural hub for your community. You can host events such as open mic nights, art exhibitions, or book clubs, providing a space for artistic expression and intellectual discussion.

Kansas is Open for Small Business

Kansas city skylineWith the ninth-lowest cost of living in the U.S. and a strong entrepreneurial culture, Kansas is a great place to open a coffee shop!

Over 250,000 small businesses call The Sunflower State home. They make up 99 percent of the state’s businesses.

And the state government of Kansas offers a wide range of resources to help entrepreneurs start new ones.

The state’s lead economic development agency, the Kansas Department of Commerce, strives to empower individuals, businesses and communities to grow and prosper.

You can find a wealth of resources on how to open and grow a business on the Kansas Business One Stop website.

This site assists small and medium-sized Kansas businesses with:

  • Starting a business
  • Sales tax and other taxes
  • Workforce
  • Choosing a legal business structure. Many coffee shops operate as sole proprietorships or limited liability corporations (LLCs).
  • Getting a business license and various other licenses and permits, including local health department licenses for food establishments.

The Kansas Small Business Development Center also assists entrepreneurs who want to start or grow a small business. Experienced business professionals offer management advice, financial analysis, marketing support, and more.

Get a Head Start with Our Coffee Shop Startup Consultants

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As a coffee roaster and coffee business consultant, Crimson Cup believes our company only succeeds when our customers do.

As a result, we support coffee shop owners at every step, from concept through opening day and beyond.

A one-stop shop for independent coffee shops, Crimson Cup supplies award-winning coffee and industry-leading coffee shop equipment and supplies.

Based on the book, Seven Steps to Success: A Common-Sense Guide to Succeed in Specialty Coffee by Crimson Cup Founder and President Greg Ubert, our program covers everything business owners need to run profitable coffee shops:

  • Writing a sound business plan
  • Choosing a terrific location
  • Calculating startup and operating costs
  • Designing an efficient shop layout
  • Choosing an espresso machine and other coffee shop equipment
  • Training your baristas
  • Marketing your shop to attract customers
  • And much more.

Backed by over 30 years of specialty coffee know-how, our 7 Steps to Success program has taught hundreds of entrepreneurs in over 30 states how to open and run successful independent coffee shops.

We love small businesses. We believe that small businesses build communities in ways that big businesses can’t and that being part of a community can be the most rewarding part of independent business ownership.

To learn more about how members of our community became successful in their communities, check out our testimonials.

Ready to Start Your Kansas Coffee Shop Journey?

7 Steps to Success coffee shop startup guide

Begin by reading the book that put hundreds of other coffee shop owners across the USA on the road to success!

Backed by a risk-free guarantee, Seven Steps to Success: A Common-Sense Guide to Succeed in Specialty Coffee lays out a map for opening and running a thriving coffee shop serving your local community.

Inside the book, you’ll find a proven template for creating a solid coffee shop business plan, plus guidance on everything you need to get up and running.

Questions About Opening a Coffee Shop in Kansas?

We can help. Call 888-800-9224 to connect with our coffee shop startup consultants during regular business hours (Eastern time). Nights and weekends, you’re welcome to fill out this form and we’ll get back to you within one business day.