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Saturday, September 21, 2013

Pop Culture and the Coffee Franchise




Coffee is more than a drink these days it is a cultural phenomenon that seems to have taken the world by storm. While we aren't quite sure it exactly how it began or when it got so big, one thing is for certain: coffee is a drink that is definitely here to stay. If you are interested in beginning a business of your own, you might want to cash in on this big business (in excess of 5 billion United States Dollars per year) and the popular culture it represents.





For whatever reason the idea of a coffee franchise has grown, expanded, and evolved over the last two decades making it one of the most sought after franchise types available on the market today. Why is it so popular? The possibility of high profit for a low investment is one reason though certainly not the only reason. Investors tend to go with a product they believe in and since many Americans begin their day with a cup of coffee and drink another cup or two at some point during the day coffee promises some degree of demand on behalf of consumers.





For those planning to go into business that have done their homework it is understandable that a business like this, that has constant demand, is certainly appealing. The reason it is appealing is because all markets revolve around a system we know as supply and demand. There is typically a certain amount of demand for a product that has a limited amount of supply. The shortage of supply sets the price and the fills the demand (to some degree).





With the coffee franchise there is obviously enough demand to warrant fairly hefty prices on the cups of coffee that are served. This means that the market is not yet saturated beyond the capacity to entertain a few more contenders in most location (though some are arguably pretty well saturated with coffee franchises you'll have to decide for yourself whether the area you are considering can handle an additional coffee franchise store).





Higher profit potential for hard work and effort is appealing to those considering opening a franchise store of any sort. Coffee often offers this allure. As far as pop culture goes, you will find coffee kiosks, vending machines, and cafes almost anywhere these days. Even hospitals are beginning to offer gourmet coffee centers for visitors. In other words coffee is becoming more and more a way of life in the United States than yet another example of popular culture.





The joys of a great cup of gourmet coffee are no longer reserved for the rich and famous. In addition to that, we are seeing a much younger generation experiencing the thrill of the caffeine and chocolate buzz that is often the result of a perfect cup of coffee. The popularity of coffee is fueling growth in an industry that shows no signs of slowing down, much less stopping. Are you ready to take your coffee franchise on that ride?