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Hard Bean Coffee

Build a low-stress, lifestyle business that allows you to put your ideas and energy to work for yourself in your community. Make friends and offer great products and services while serving world- class coffee and tea. Typical total investment is under $200,000.

Launch Your Own Hard Bean Coffee Cafe

Our entire package is offered for $149,500 

Hard Bean Coffee offers a complete, turnkey package to help you launch your own coffee café. We have built over 100 independently owned and operated coffee shops across America over the past 20 years. We are not a franchise. There are no up-front franchise fees or royalties, simply a one-time fee to help you start your café business. Total investment for a typical coffee shop is under $174,500.

We love good coffee and the security of owning our own business. We see the marriage of the two as an opportunity to help potential owners build a low-stress, lifestyle business that allows them to put their ideas and energy to work for themselves in their own community. Make friends and offer great products and services while serving world- class coffee, tea and good conversation!

Hard Bean Cafés offer a warm and inviting atmosphere and offer specialty coffees, teas, blended drinks and light fare for breakfast and lunch. The typical café size is 1,200 to 1,600 square feet, with seating for approximately 40 customers. Our cafés include a meeting room available for church groups, networking groups, etc., and quickly become the local gathering place in their community.

Features of the Hard Bean Coffee business

  • Semi-absentee or owner-operated.
  • No royalties.
  • Low start-up costs, typically under $200,000 in total investment.
  • Repeat, loyal customers.
  • Set your own hours of operation.
  • On-going operational support from vendors.
  • Co-branding potential.
  • Recession-resistant.
  • Buying Co-Op.

Our turnkey package includes:

  • Site selection criteria.
  • Professional café design and layout.
  • Expresso and coffee brewing equipment.
  • Equipment installation and warranty.
  • Café furniture and equipment.
  • Point-of-sale system.
  • Affiliated product and service vendors.
  • Opening inventory.
  • Comprehensive onsite training.
  • Coffee shop business plan template.

In addition, we offer you the opportunity to join our coffee buying co-op that allows you access to proprietary coffees and teas, and the option to participate in our online store.

A flexible business concept
How do you want to run your business? What is your management style? Do you want to be hands-on and involved in day-to-day operations, or do you want to grow the business with good employees so you can spend your time promoting it in your community? Owning one of our coffee shops puts the choice firmly in your hands.

Our lower entry cost makes it easier to consider adding additional profit centers over time. Some synergistic concepts that have been co-branded successfully by our café owners include a cigar store, a bookstore and a florist store. Offering additional products and services is especially welcomed in smaller towns, which are excellent markets for our café concept.

Outstanding support and services
The comprehensive services offered under our Hard Bean Coffee program are designed to assist you in realizing your dream of owning a coffee shop. We will share our industry knowledge and years of experience throughout the entire process, all the way from pre-opening guidance to post-opening support as you launch your café.

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