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Aerosmith's Drummer Plans to Join the Coffee Industry

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

best coffee franchiseIf you're looking for successful business ideas, you have likely heard plenty about the advantages of opening a coffee franchise: unlike other opportunities and ideas for a successful business, coffee is constantly in high demand, with an estimated 14 billion espresso coffees consumed every year. The success of the coffee industry reflects this, with an estimated $100 million U.S. grossed around the world. For this reason, it appears that even rock stars are now opening up coffee shops: Aerosmith drummer Joey Kramer recently announced that he plans to open up a cafe in Boston in 2015.

Now a member of the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame, Kramer has worn a number of different hats over his 46-year musical career: in addition to his time as a drummer and songwriter for Aerosmith, he has also published a memoir called "Hit Hard: A Story of Hitting Rock Bottom at the Top." In 2013, however, he took the unusual step of forging a partnership with Comfort Foods, Inc., who agreed to roast, package and distribute a coffee blend for Kramer. Called Rockin' and Roastin' Coffee, the organic whole bean coffee was almost immediately available in 2,000 grocery stores across the United States. Six months after the blend was released, Kramer had broken $1 million in sales.

Now, Kramer is in the process of opening his first coffee shop in North Attleboro, Massachusetts. Called Joey Kramer's Rockin' and Roastin' Cafe, the cafe will reportedly include a rock 'n' roll feel and play classic music videos and concert footage on its television screens. The 1,500 foot location has yet to be constructed, but is projected to open in 2015.

Unfortunately, those of us who have yet to win a slew of Grammys and Billboard Music Awards likely won't be able to join the coffee industry by convincing a company to produce a signature coffee blend; instead, success depends more on finding the best coffee franchise opportunities to help launch your business and give you needed brand recognition. The best coffee franchises not only have a great reputation for both their coffee and their company, but also provide valuable training that can help their franchisees thrive. Unless you have a few MTV Video Music Awards lying around, don't join the coffee industry alone: find the best coffee franchise around!

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