How to Design, manage, and open a coffee shop

with our online learning platform

This is the coffee entrepreneur’s one stop shop for business advice, planning, and inspiration. You will leave with the knowledge you need to get serious about opening a coffee shop. 


“the best investment I could have made for my business” 


“perfect for baristas looking to go into business for themselves”


Learn how to open a coffee shop online

What you'll learn

Our world famous coffee business workshops are now digital. With over 20 hours of content plus supplemental downloads, this will be the single best investment you make in your journey to opening a coffee shop.

Developing a Concept

  • Types of Coffee Businesses
  • Finding Inspiration
  • Business Plan
  • Securing Funding
  • 10 Essentials to Success
  • Branding

Creating a Space

  • Finding a Location
  • Designing a Coffee Shop
  • Planning a Menu
  • Opening your Doors

Running a Coffee Shop

  • Setting Budgets
  • Keeping Thorough Records
  • Managing Liability
  • Business Tax
  • Hiring Staff
  • Managing a Team
  • Customer Service

Marketing and Growth

  • Marketing and Advertising
  • Merchandising
  • Reaching Profitability
  • Setting Business Goals
  • Business Expansion
  • Continuing Education

What Our Grads Say

"Not only super knowledgeable and experienced, the love for what they do and the people they serve is evident. My instructors didn’t just share their knowledge, they shared their passion and inspired us."
american barista and coffee workshops testimonials
Danny Tippit
"The American Barista & Coffee Workshops are an invaluable resource and worth every penny you will spend. This is because of their acute attention to detail and care of each trainee that comes through their lab is unparalleled in the coffee industry."
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Caleb Walker
"I wanted to learn about the coffee business and have some hands-on experience to help me determine if I'd like to have a coffee business. I had sooooo much fun this week. The people who work here are all friendly, knowledgeable, inspired, and encouraging!"
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Kristen Denney

Get serious about opening a coffee shop

For dreamers who have always wanted to open their own coffee shop. This is a fast moving crash course designed to give you exactly what you need and nothing more.


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The Definitive Guide on How to Open a Coffee Shop

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The Definitive Guide on How to Open a Coffee Shop

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