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How to Obtain Starbucks Coffee Franchise Information

Mar 24, 2008
When you think of coffee companies the first one to usually come to mind is Starbucks. That is because Starbucks offer a special taste in coffee that has the competition coming close but not exactly the same as Starbucks. If you have ever had a Starbucks coffee then you know how satisfying that one cup of coffee can be. Now you are probably wondering how you can get that same great taste of Starbucks in your area. The Starbucks name has become a popular coffee name almost everywhere.

For anyone considering a coffee business, a Starbucks outlet sounds like an excellent way to get started. It is a great way to leverage the brand name and gain instant business traction. So how do you obtain Starbucks coffee franchise information? Checking on the Starbucks website, it clearly states that Starbucks does not offer franchise opportunities nor do they foresee it being offered in the near future. Starbucks is satisfied with the way things are going right now and they see no reason for franchising.

There are, however, several ways to get Starbucks coffee in your own home. The Starbucks website offers a way to taste the same Starbucks coffee by purchasing some of their products that they use themselves to make the coffee. Here is a list of supplies to purchase for the Starbucks experience in your home:

* Expresso machine- Make an expresso just like the one you find in Starbucks by purchasing the Starbucks Expresso
* Starbucks coffee maker-Choose from a single cup to 8 cup
* Starbucks signature coffee press
* Coffee grinder
* Water kettle
* City mugs
* Coffee mugs & thermal mugs and tumblers

So how can one build a Starbucks-like outlet even without an existing high traffic retail front? You can certainly purchase the equipment for making coffee but would have to purchase your coffee elsewhere if you were a business.

As you can see you can get the Starbucks taste but you cannot buy into the franchise. This is bad news for those looking to enjoy the profits from a well-known brand. Starbucks is one of the most popular sought out business that few can tap into.

While franchising is not available, they do offer licensing opportunities for qualified businesses. If you don't have licensing rights is the right to display Starbucks logo or trademark that identifies you as a Starbucks outlet, it may make a big difference to the foot traffic that your coffee business receives.

There is a way that you can become a licensed store and offer Starbucks coffee. You must fill out a survey and based on your type of business you can operate and own a Starbucks licensed store. Some examples of high traffic businesses include hotels or resorts, college campus, bookstores, grocery chains, shopping malls and more. Starbucks is clearly not offering a franchise business with this type of deal, only the license to own and operate a Starbucks in your business since they stand to make a lot of money opening up their own stores.

Starbucks has been in business for years and even though Starbucks can be found in a lot of places the aroma of Starbucks never gets old. Enjoying Starbucks coffee is easy to do at home or in your own business. Making Starbucks a part of everyone's morning is as easy as finding their site.
About the Author
Stewart Baker writes for JavaBeanReview.com where you will find a variety of coffee business opportunities such as a Maui Wowi franchise. For Starbucks coffee franchise information, please request information on how to become a licensed storefront at Java Bean Review.
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