(949) 424-6065
17011 Beach Blvd. Suite 550 ​Huntington Beach CA 92647

Hard Bean Coffee



We are coffee business specialists offering a complete, turnkey package to assist our owners in opening their own Cafe. We are not a franchise, do not charge royalties and do not impose restrictions how the business should be run. Hard Bean Cafe’s offer a warm and inviting atmosphere and offer specialty coffees, teas, blended drinks and light fare for breakfast and lunch. The typical Cafe size is 1200 to 1600 square feet, with seating for approximately 40 customers. Our Cafe’s include a meeting room available for church groups, networking groups, etc. and quickly become the local gathering place in their community.

  • Features of business
    1. Semi-absentee or owner-operated
    2. No royalties
    3. Low start up costs
    4. Repeat, loyal customers
    5. Set your own hours of operation
    6. On-going operational support from vendors
    7. Co-branding potential
    8. Recession resistant
    9. Buying Co-Op



Established: 1992

Financial Terms

Cash Investment: $50,000 liquid and ability to borrow or obtain needed funding
Total Investment: $146,900 + buildout and working capital (try to total under $200,000)No Royalties
Minimum Net Worth: $250,000
Average Number of Employees:    7-10 /PT
Passive Ownership: Yes 10-15hrs. wkly 1st 6 mo.
Home Based: No
B2B:Catering possibilites
Master Franchise Opportunities: No

Support and Training

Financial Assistance Provided: Yes
Site Selection Assistance: Yes
Lease Negotiation Assistance: Yes

    • Franchisor support: initial training, on-going 90 day support, help lines, field support, annual meetings, advertising, central purchasing etc.


When your candidate commits to opening a Hard Bean Cafe, we work with them through every phase to ensure a smooth opening. Pre-opening services include:

  • Site selection assistance
  • Cafe design and layout
  • Third-party financing – attractive lease package in place w/national firm
  • Ordering and coordinating shipment of all furniture, fixtures and equipment
  • On-site assembly of Cafe
  • Training on espresso/coffee equipment
  • Training for staff scheduling and re-ordering of product
  • Customer loyalty program training
  • Introduction to payroll vendor

Once opened, they have the option to participate in the Buying Co-Op, which provides on-going operational support such as:

  • Access to proprietary roasters for specialty coffees and teas
  • Access to preferred vendors
  • On-line sales to Hard Bean customers for coffee/collectibles
  • Store blog site
  • On-line library to access re-order forms, etc.


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