The Most Popular Coffee Houses You Might Never Have Heard Of

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OK, some of these you’ve definitely heard of, but we bet there’s a bunch that you haven’t!

If you are really into coffee then this list might be a huge help! Whether you are have a really busy schedule or you’re just spending some leisure time, a cup of coffee will likely freshen up your mood.

It is usually served hot, although iced coffee is also preferred in many places around the world. In America, there was a time when Coca-Cola used to be the most popular beverage, but now, coffee has seized that title, second only to water in ranking of beverage popularity in the U.S. It is estimated that the average American spends over $20 on coffee each week!

Here is the list of 10 most popular coffee franchises in the USA.

10. The human bean

The human bean set its first store in 1998 in Ashland, Oregon. The company has 70 chains, among which 57 are franchised and the remaining 13 are corporate owned. The franchise is established in different 11 U.S. states. The bean conducts its own program, Farm Friendly Direct. The program ensures good supply of coffee beans from the farmers and supports them to live a better life.

9. The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf

The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf is an American coffee chain founded in 1963 with its headquarter in Los Angeles, California. By 2017, the company has owned over 1000 self and franchised stores in United States and 31 countries. The establishment of Starbuck’s store in early 1990s in Los Angeles unexpectedly increased the business of the coffee bean by attracting the coffee lovers to the area.

8. Gloria Jean’s Coffee

Gloria Jean Kvetko established Gloria Jean’s Coffee, as a small coffee and gift house in 1979 in Chicago, USA. The coffee house has opened more than 1000 chains across 39 markets worldwide, including over 460 in Australia. In 2013, Yellow Pages Singapore, a Singaporean company purchased Gloria Jean’s for $35.6 million.

7. The Dunn Brother’s Coffee

The Dunn Brother’s Coffee was born in 1987. Initially the main motive was to put community at the core of the business and now the majority of franchises are independently owned by local members of communities around the country. The brothers believe that the handmade drinks are different from one before it and the one after. The DBC collaborates World Coffee Research (WRC) and the American Refugee Committee (ARC), to support the growth, protection, and enhancement of supplies for the families producing quality coffee for their customers all around the world.

6. The Coffee Beanery

In 1976 JoAnne and Julius Shaw started with the Coffee Beanery selling specialty coffee to consumers in their first store at Fairlane Town Center in Dearborn, Michigan. By February 2007, the company has resulted in 131 franchise locations in the United States and another 25 in other countries.

5. Biggby coffee

Biggby is good choice for suburban and rural markets. The coffee house resemble a modest office lounge, and the dishes includes a variety of coffee drinks, flavored lattes, cookies, parfaits, fruit cups, bagel sandwiches and other baked goods. The coffee chain has become one of the fastest growing coffee franchises which has over 100 franchises throughout the U.S at the time.

4. Caribou Coffee

The company is a retailer of coffee and espresso that has specialized in espresso beverages, its own coffee blends, tea, sandwiches and bakery goods. The coffee shop has owned 273 corporate houses in unites states and also in the district of Columbia, as well as 203 franchise stores in 10 other countries.

3. Scooter’s coffee

The Coffee house is a drive-through coffee chain with both smaller huts and full-scale restaurants. Their menu includes a big variety of hot and cold coffee, such as mocha, cappuccino, lattes and frappes in a variety of flavors. The food also includes smoothies, teas, muffins, cookies, breakfast burritos and other pastries. Currently it is located in 10 states with about 120 stores.

2. Dunkin’s Donuts

Dunkin’ Donuts is an American global donut company and coffeehouse founded in Canton, Massachusetts, in Greater Boston. The company has grown to become one of the largest coffee and baked goods chains in the world, with more than 12,000 restaurants in 36 countries. The Donut’s serve products including donuts, bagels, other baked goods, and a wide variety of hot and iced beverages.

1. Starbuck’s coffee

The Starbucks was first established in Seattle, Washington, on March 31, 1971, by three professors at the University of San Francisco Jerry Baldwin, Zev Siegl, and Gordon Bowker. Starbucks serve hot and cold drinks, whole-bean coffee, micro ground instant coffee, espresso, cafe latte, full- and loose-leaf teas including Teavana tea products. The shop has opened over 21000 branches all over the world. People also find pre-packaged food items, hot and cold sandwiches, and drink ware including mugs and tumblers at some stores.

If you have different preferences for coffee brand other than the listed above then please share your experiences with us.