Business At A Glance
Startup Costs: $10,000 – $50,000
Online Operation? No
Millions of cups of coffee are consumeddaily in the U.S., and thousands of entrepreneurs are capitalizingfinancially because of it. And you can, too, by opening a gourmetcoffee kiosk. Rent a kiosk in a mall or market location and providecustomers with the best coffee and tea selections available from aroundthe world. You can purchase or lease coffee grinding and packagingequipment and offer free samples to coffee and tea enthusiasts as amethod to get them acquainted with your products. Unlike a coffee shopthat serves brewed coffees and teas along with pastries and snackitems, your gourmet coffee kiosk can specialize in selling freshpackaged coffee and tea products to consumers. Purchase the specialtycoffees in bulk in bean form, grind it on site and sell it repackagedin smaller quantities. Additionally, be sure to develop your own brandof private label coffee and teas. This can be a method of increasingrevenues by establishing wholesale accounts with grocery stores andspecialty food retailers to stock and sell your brand name products.