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Independent Coffee Shop - Startup Cost Calculator Spreadsheet
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Build Out of Coffee Shop About ExpenseCost
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Plumbing
You'll need a professional to complete plumbing.
$5,000 - $6,000
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Electrical
You'll will need a professional to complete electrical installation. Coffee shops require a lot of electricity to operate equipment.
$5,000 - $6,000
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Counters
Counters will wrap your coffee bar / equipment.
$12,000 - $20,000
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FlooringHighly variable depending on square footage. $5,000 - $10,000
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Menu Boards
Lists the prices and menu items for your cafe.
$1,000 - $5,000
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Merchandising Displays
For display food items (fruit, baked goods) or branded merchandise like cups and t-shirts.
$2,000 - $10,000
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Shelving
Stacking and organizing product like coffees / syrups.
$500
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Alarm SystemProtect your business from bad guys. $500 - $2,000
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Permits, liscense, PlansHighly variable depending on location. $2,000
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General Construction Cost Buffer
Costs generally run higher than you expect. This is a buffer for building expenses.
$5,000
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Water Filtration System
You need really pure tasting water to improve taste of beverages.
$1,000 - $4,000
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External Signage
Marketing expense to help you location stand out.
$1,000 - $5,000
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Equipment Costs
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Fridge
Keep milk, smoothies, fruits and other products cool.
$1000 - $1,500
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In-Line FanProper ventilation is needed for coffee shops. $500
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Cups
Highly variable cost. Will you use mugs that are washed on-site or disposible paper cups like Starbucks?
$1,000
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Espresso Machine and Grinders
Grinding coffee throughout the day is important for best taste.
$7,000 - $17,000
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Bag GrinderUsed to grind coffee beans. $1,000 - $3,000
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Convection OvenWarm up baked goods and other food.$2,000 - $3,000
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Coffee Brewing SystemUsed to make standard drip coffees. $2,000 - $8,000
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Computer Accounting and communication. $500 - $2,000
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Hot Water Tower / DispenserImmediate hot water with drinks. $500 - $1,200
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Two-Door CoolerMay be needed to store food and drink items. $2,500 - $4,000
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Underbar Sink
Fits under a counter. Extra hand washing location.
$500 - $1,000
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Small Wares
Measuring cups, syrup pumps, spoons, sugar pourer and other small items.
$1,000
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Stereo System / Ceiling SpeakersHelps set the mood / vibe of your shop. $600 - $1,500
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Microwave Oven
Worth having on hand for requests to heat up coffee, etc.
$200 - $500
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Dishwasher
May not be needed with minimal menu and disposable cups.
$3,000 - $10,000
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Display Case
Where you will display baked goods and menu items for sale.
$7,000 - $15,000
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3-Compartment Sink
You will be required to install this for washing hands and equipment.
$500 - $1,500
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Commercial Freezer Keep items frozen. $2,000 - $5,000
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Wireless RouterFor offering free internet access to guests. $200
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Blenders
For smoothies and other blended specialty drinks.
$400 - $1,000
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Brooms / Mops Keep things clean!$100
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Vacuum CleanerKeep the floors clean. $300
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Tables / Chairs Furniture for guests to be comfortable. $2,000 - $25,000
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Patio FurnitureMay not be needed. Depends on location. $500 - $4,000
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Other Startup Costs
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Initial Inventory
Coffee beans, syrups, cups, straws and other product.
$5,000
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Initial Marketing Campaign
Advertising to help get your name out into the community.
$2,000 - $10,000
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Website DevelopmentHighly variable cost. Free - $10,000
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UniformsHighly variable cost. $500 - $1,000
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General Office SuppliesPaper, pens, notepads, calendar. $200
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POS System / Cash RegisterHow you accept payments from guests. $500 - $1,000
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First 3-Months Rent / Lease Payment
Highly variable cost depending on where you're opening.
$3,000 - $12,000
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First Month of Labor / Payroll
Highly variable depending on the number of employees you plan to hire.
$5,000 - $10,000
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Working Capital
Money needed to operate business day-to-day. The more available dry powder the better.
$10,000 - $20,000
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Total Low-End Cost Estimate100,400
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High-End Cost Estimate241,900
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