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Best Coffee Franchises To Buy in 2021

There is no shortage of great franchise options in the coffee space. Here are 10 of our favorites.

2020 saw dramatic changes in just about every segment in franchising, but if there’s one thing we can be certain of, it’s that coffee isn’t going anywhere. To paraphrase the slogan of one of the brand’s on our list, America runs on coffee, which is why we spend approximately $74.2 billion on it annually, accounting for 1.6% of our country’s entire gross domestic product.

Coffee is a massive industry. So big that even giant, global chains like Dunkin’ and Starbucks claim only a modest share of the segment, leaving plenty of room smaller and emerging coffee franchises, some of whom we represented on this list.

If you’re looking to get into the coffee game in 2021, you’ve got plenty of options to choose from. Here are 10 of our favorites.

BIGGBY® Coffee

Paris Baguette*

  • Startup costs: $719,000-$1,400,000
  • Units: 3,381

PJ’s Coffee of New Orleans

  • Startup costs: $198,000-$578,000 
  • Units: 123


  • Startup costs: $200,000-$1,700,000
  • Units: 13,125

The Human Bean

  • Startup costs: $340,000-$828,000 
  • Units: 105

Scooter’s Coffee

  • Startup costs: $390,000-$861,000 
  • Units: 279

Ziggi’s Coffee

  • Startup costs: $191,000-$1,200,000
  • Units: 29

Aroma Joe’s Coffee

  • Startup costs: $257,000-$702,000 
  • Units: 70

Big Apple Bagels/My Favorite Muffin

  • Startup costs: $285,000-$326,000 
  • Units: 80

Cocoa Grinder

  • Startup costs: $185,000-$473,000 
  • Units: 6

*This brand is a paid partner of 1851 Franchise. For more information on paid partnerships please click here.