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Coffee Shop Business Plan

Coffee business is fastest growing in the sector, before starting in to busy, one must know that there are about 1000 flavonoids that make up the taste of coffee and many roasting profiles and blends that are being discovered by you taste buds. That a effort to learn as much as you can about coffee-as a beverage, its variety and so on. Explore your local shop roaster to learn to roast a coffee bean a skill and require a ton of skill. While this on your own, will save you a lot of money and bring down the expenses in the long run. Now, the most important part of starting a business, is writing a business plan.

Coffee Business plan helps the entrepreneur to understand, to visualize, to plan and to identify risks even before making any investments in the business. Preparing a business plan involves detailed research so that all the aspects of the given business are evaluated and appropriate decisions are made. Start to develop your own business concept, this is where you can turn your dreams into business plan and continue to refine it as the business grows. Listing out the menu in the business plan will determine the cost of the equipment, space required by the equipment and budget.

This should be the major focus of the business and you might also focus on the other product which includes tea, snacks, soda, juices etc. Explore different location for establishing your coffee shop, this will be your overall bottom-line and survival in the market. There are many independent coffee shop, who has outnumbered the chain outlet of the coffee business by two to one. The size of the organized café market is estimate to be 67 Billion in 2014 and is projected to grow to 151 Billion by 2020 at a CAGR of 15%. The large chain café market is estimated to have a share of 27% in the total coffee market, which is estimated to grown by 36% by 2020. The chained market is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 20%. The Indian ready-to-drink (rtd) tea and coffee market has picked up a great business in the last 5 years.

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All organizations are made up of group of capabilities that are coming from People, Processes and Systems. These capabilities are working together in a seamless manner to deliver the requisite capabilities to the customer. The various capabilities that need to be addressed in a coffee shop business plan are given below:


Owner / General Manager, Finance Manager, marketing Manager, supply chain Manager, HR Manager, Store Manager, Store Employee, Security.


Process management, Production management, life-cycle management, SOA Design, finance management, Enterprise development.


Automatic drip coffee maker, Espresso machine, coffee grinder, milk and water, Refrigeration system, containers, pumps, ovens, toasters, security system, freezers and cold product storage, a few industrial blenders, POS System.

Most of the businesses have professional bodies across the globe and being associated with these organizations tremendously helps in understanding the current trends in business. Some of the professional bodies are listed below for your reference:

National Coffee Association of U.S.A
222, Gray's Inn Road, London WC1X 8HB

Coffee Association of Canada
120, Eglinton Avenue East Suite 1100 Toronto, Ontario M4P 1E2

The British Coffee Association
Unit 6, Ground Floor, Southill Barn, Southill Business Park, Cornbury Park, Charlbury, Oxon, OX7 3EW

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