How to Open a Coffee Shop in Oregon

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Are you an aspiring entrepreneur who wants to learn how to open a coffee shop in Oregon? Then you’ve landed on the right page!

Opening and running a successful coffee shop can be a challenging task, whether you’re a seasoned barista or new to the coffee industry. However, you don’t have to go through the process alone, nor do you have to pay expensive franchise or coffee school fees. Instead, you can follow our proven 7 Steps to Success consulting program to learn how to open and run a successful coffee shop in Oregon. This process will require efficient planning and hard work, but with our guidance, you can achieve your dream of owning a thriving coffee shop.

Why listen to our advice? Since our founder started roasting coffee in 1991, Crimson Cup has risen to the forefront of the coffee industry. Our attentive roasting, coffee shop startup support and global partnerships contribute to the greater good of communities worldwide.

Successful coffee shops serve top-quality coffee, and ours ranks among the best java in the nation. Among other honors, we’ve won a coveted Macro Roaster of the Year award from Roast magazine and multiple Good Food Awards, recognizing the country’s best-tasting and most sustainably sourced coffees.

Plus, our experienced coffee shop startup consultants have helped entrepreneurs across the U.S. – most with little or no coffee shop experience – open over 300 coffee shops in 30 states.

Using our proven 7 Steps program, our consultants can help you develop a strong coffee shop business plan and help you calculate coffee shop startup costs in your Oregon community. As a one-stop shop for independent coffee shop owners, Crimson Cup also can help you find a terrific location, lay out your shop, hire and train staff, market your shop, and much more. You’ll also gain access to award-winning coffee and quality coffee shop products that will keep your customers coming back!

Keep reading to learn more or call 888-800-9224 now to connect with our coffee shop startup consulting team!

Oregon is a Terrific Place to Open a Coffee Shop!

Portland, Oregon waterfront.Have you ever dreamed of owning and running a coffee shop? If so, consider opening one in the great state of Oregon!

With vibrant cities, breathtaking landscapes, and an abundance of natural resources, there’s plenty to love about living and doing business in Oregon.

This Pacific Northwestern state is famous for its homegrown roasts and rich brewing culture. From cool Portland-style cafes to cozy cottages in Salem, it’s hard to beat the aromas of a freshly brewed Cup of Joe on any morning in Oregon.

And what could be better than starting up a cozy café that serves some of the best espresso around? Whether you’re aiming for a laid-back neighborhood spot or high-end artisanal operation, now may be the perfect time to open your coffee shop in Oregon.

According to a study by Zoma Sleep, the Beaver State ranks third in coffee shops per capita. The study counted 2,893 Oregonians for every coffee shop in the state. Oregon also has 24 major coffee chain locations per 100,000 residents.

But thanks to Oregonians’ love of coffee, there’s still plenty of opportunity to open and run a successful independent coffee shop in your local community.

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 Oregon to serve both residents and the millions of annual visitors from other states and countries.

And, 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 Oregon Cities and Towns Present Big Opportunities

Coffee shop in small Oregon townWith parts of Oregon underserved by major coffee chains, consider starting a coffee shop outside major cities such as Eugene, Portland, and Salem.

Many cities and towns in Oregon’s 36 counties lack a gathering place where locals can get together over a cup of coffee.

Does your Oregon town need an independent coffee shop? Despite the rise of big-brand coffee chains, there is both nostalgic appeal and strong opportunity for local coffee houses.

Creating what will become an important part of the fabric of your town can be an incredibly rewarding experience! You enrich people’s lives with delicious drinks and sweet treats and create a warm and inviting space everyone can enjoy.

Are you ready to bring a unique and dynamic small-town coffee shop experience to your Oregon community? If so, opening an independent coffee shop can be a rewarding experience. Read on to learn more about how to start a coffee shop in Oregon.

Oregon is Open for Small Business

Small businesses line main street in Oregon town.With its strong economy, diverse industries, and welcoming atmosphere, it’s no wonder that more small businesses are finding their footing in this beautiful Pacific Northwest state.

The state ranks ninth for economic growth prospects in the U.S. Plus, it’s one of five states with no sales tax.

Oregon is an ideal location for entrepreneurs who need help getting their ventures off the ground. It offers top-notch business resources and support networks tailored to the needs of small businesses.

Oregon is home to over 387,000 small businesses, accounting for more than half of all jobs in the state. The state focuses on creating a business-friendly environment where entrepreneurs can prosper.

You can find a wealth of resources covering business formation and operation on the State of Oregon government website. This website assists small and medium-sized Oregon businesses with:

  • Starting a business
  • 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 Oregon 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 Oregon 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 Oregon?

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.

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