7 Coffee Brand Success Stories [2023]

7 Coffee Brand Success Stories [2023]
Start A Coffee Brand

Here are some real life success stories of starting a coffee brand:

1. Golden Made Kafé ($24K/year)

Laure Lemboumba (from Houston, TX, USA) started Golden Made Kafé about 4 years ago.

$2K / month
1 founders / 1 employees

Case Study

My name is Laure Lemboumba, Founder and Owner of Golden Made Kafe INTL, LCC. We are an online coffee supplier providing a variety of coffee products inspired by American, French, and African recipes. Our office is headquartered in Houston, Texas and also we have a subdivision in Gabon (in Central Africa).


2. Camper Cafe ($180K/year)

Beth Baxter (from Reading, UK) started Camper Cafe almost 12 years ago.

$15K / month
2 founders / 2 employees

Case Study

My name is Beth Baxter and I co-founded Camper Cafe, a mobile coffee van business. The idea for our business started with my partner’s love for vintage VW campervans. He had a rusty old shell of a T25 Campervan given to him, that he wanted to convert into a trailer for his motorbikes.

Although we never really thought about this ever becoming more than just a lifestyle business, we found we were turning so much work away from that in 2019 when the company was turning over around £150k from working only 70 days of the year, we decided that I should go full-time to see the potential.


Learn more about starting a coffee brand:

Where to start?

-> How much does it cost to start a coffee brand?
-> Pros and cons of a coffee brand

Need inspiration?

-> Examples of established coffee brand
-> Marketing ideas for a coffee brand
-> Coffee brand slogans
-> Coffee brand Instagram bios
-> Coffee brand Instagram captions

Other resources

-> Coffee brand tips
-> Blog post ideas for a coffee brand
-> Coffee brand manufacturers

4. Onit Coffee ($630K/year)

Onit Coffee is a Sacramento food truck that serves coffee, protein shakes, and other beverages.

Shadi Khattab (from Sacramento, CA, USA) started Onit Coffee about 3 years ago.

$52.5K / month
1 founders / employees

Case Study

In January 2020, founder Shadi Khattab launched Onit Coffee - a coffee food truck.

This Sacramento-based food truck offers coffee, tea, protein shakes, and other hot & cold beverages. They also serve a range of vegan & planet-based drinks for guilt-free consumption.

This young CEO, Shadi Khattab, came from Syria to Sacramento with the purpose of building a business and impacting his surrounding community in a positive way.

Customers can feel good about getting coffee from Onit because a portion of the food truck's profits is donated to neighborhood organizations.


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5. Kalve Coffee Roasters ($1.8M/year)

Raimonds Selga and Gatis Zēmanis (from Riga) started Kalve Coffee Roasters about 6 years ago.

$150K / month
3 founders / 35 employees

Case Study

My name is Raimonds Zadvornovs, and, along with my partner Gatis Zēmanis, we run Kalve Coffee Roasters - a coffee roasting company based in Riga, Latvia. Our main operation is simple - we buy high-quality green coffee, then skilfully roast it, and afterward sell it, but obviously, the business involves a lot more than that.

This is why these days we call ourselves a coffee service company - our main task has not changed, but we’re continuously expanding our work and growing along with the company. Our big public launch was in February 2019 with just the two of us and roasting at 5% of our production capacity. As of this day, we’re a team of 13 people and roasting at 70% of our maximum production capacity.


7. ChocoSol ($3M/year)

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Michael Sacco (from Toronto, Ontario, Canada) started ChocoSol about 20 years ago.

$250K / month
1 founders / 11 employees

Case Study

ChocoSol is a Toronto-based bean-to-bar chocolate brand known for its artisanal dark chocolates and ground coffee. Michael Sacco is the owner of this brand and believes in adapting sustainable means when it comes to making, packaging, and delivering products.

The cocoa beans used to make ChocoSol’s chocolate bars & coffee are farmed entirely by small-scale growers utilizing sustainable farming techniques. The company has created a grassroots movement to restore the original environment via the practice of forest garden agriculture.

ChocoSol also works as a social business learning community that participates in horizontal commerce with cocoa growers in Southern Mexico and the Dominican Republic.

The firm received first place in the 2016 and 2017 Canadian National Chocolate Makers Competitions, as well as gold for its Jaguar Pure and bronze and silver for its Jaguar Swirl and Crunch International Chocolate Awards.


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