We are coffee business specialists offering a complete, turnkey package to help you build your own coffee café.

franchiseeOur owners love good coffee and the freedom and security of owning a business without franchise restrictions and additional costs.  Having built over 100 independently owned and operated coffee businesses around the U.S., Hard Bean is uniquely qualified to help you design and build yours.


How do you want to run your cafe?  What do you want to name it? How do you want to design your café?  What is your management style?   Do you want to add additional products and services to help expand your business?  Do you want to co-brand your business with a different concept?  How about adding entertainment on weekends?  Owning a Hard Bean Coffee café puts the choice in your hands!


  • They are an independent bunch
  • They are community oriented folks
  • They want to create a customer-friendly environment
  • They are rebelling against the big chains
  • They don’t want to pay high start-up costs
  • They build in small towns and large cities
  • They want to create a sustainable business
  • They want to grow their coffee business their way



Our entire package is offered for $139,500. Click here for more information and a free consultation.



"Our training was great!  We spent time on all the equipment and making all the menu items and when we opened, we were pouring great coffee.  We are already making plans to add various menu items and promote local artists in the near future." See Elizabeth's informative testimonial video here.
- Elizabeth Stone | Bada Bean Coffee & Things, Wake Forest, NC

“ I chose Hard Bean over any other franchises and opportunities because of the ease and simplicity of their program. I liked that there are no franchise fees. It's mine - I own it. My decision to start up with Hard Bean has been extremely satisfying. It's kind of like a coffee shop in a box. If you've never had experience in the coffee business before, you can do this." Click here to view Diane's impressive video testimonial.
- Diane Martin | Hard Bean, Lumberton TX

[This is] not my first association with this great group of business owners who cooperate with one another for better pricing, better help along the way, and the ability to build together a name that is recognized for its quality, its atmosphere and its excellent service. My daughter is the primary owner and manager of our own Hard Bean Cafe in Grandview, MO. We opened the doors on March 11, 2006. We are proud to have created a community within the town’s community. We have given the residents, business owners, employees of nearby businesses, students and teachers a place to call home.
- Cheryl W | Hard Bean Cafe Owner, Grand View, MO