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Start Your Coffee Adventure Today

The Little Coffee Company licenses specialty coffee shops with a unique coffee and food menu and baristas that deliver exceptional customer service and perfectly brewed hand-roasted coffee.

What does it cost to become one of The Little Coffee Company’s Licensed Partners?

A new coffee shop license partnership ranges from $80,000 to $190,000. Our buildout costs are substantially lower than other coffee shop brands, making The Little Coffee Company a low-cost investment with potentially high returns.


  • Coffee Shop Investment: $80,000 (Kiosk), $105,000 (Coffee Truck) $190,000 (Container);
  • Initial Partnership Fee: $20,000;
  • Site Lease: $12,000 – $24,000;
  • Monthly Royalty Fee: 4%;
  • Annual Partnership Renewal Fee: $2,500;
  • Minimum Liquid Capital: $100,000 (we will work to find grants for veterans and people of disabilities);
  • Business Type: Licensed Partnership

No Experience Necessary to Become a Licensed Partner

As soon as you sign the licensing agreement, we immediately begin launching your new business, guiding you every step of the way toward establishing your coffee shop as the go-to coffee shop in your community. Here’s how we do it.


Site Selection

The Little Coffee Company will guide you through selecting the perfect location for your coffee shop. We will start by analyzing your community to determine which areas have the demographics necessary to establish a successful business. Then, we will visit the site and work with the landlord to help secure the best possible terms for your lease.



Our architect can design an extremely user-friendly buildout for your container, coffee truck, or kiosk. Because The Little Coffee Company doesn’t require a full kitchen, our footprints are much smaller than other coffee shops, helping to keep rents low and the buildout an affordable part of the process. Each buildout will be customized to your need. Then, our contractor will provide the finished product.


Initial Training

You and your initial staff will come to our headquarters in Alpharetta for intensive barista training. You and your team will be trained in every aspect of your new business. You will learn how to correctly prepare, pour and serve our specialty coffee, as well as our entire array of specialty drinks. You will learn how to correctly prepare and serve our simple food menu. You will learn the machinery, the POS system and sales process, and how to hire and train baristas who will not only serve your business well but will forge meaningful connections with your customers.



Our marketing department will guide you through the process of online, digital, social media, and traditional marketing platforms on an ongoing basis to help you effectively spread the word about your new business.


Grand Opening

Members of The Little Coffee Company’s executive team will be on hand during your grand opening to help you in the early days of your new business.

“When you become a license partner with The Little Coffee Company, you’re never alone,” says Kent Parrill, our CEO. “From the minute you join us, you become part of our family. So from the very beginning, we’re going to do everything we can to help you succeed.”

Request More Information on How to Start your Coffee Adventure Today!

Are you interested in a container coffee shop, coffee truck, or coffee kiosk?

Does the person who will be engaged in the oversight of the licensed coffee shop have any food service/restaurant operations and management experience?