Coffee-Bike has already expanded into various markets worldwide and is about to revolutionise the coffee business.
The company was founded in 2010 by Jan Sander and Tobias Zimmer. After successfully launching the brand, the first pilot franchise opened for business in 2011 in Hanover, northern Germany.
Today Coffee-Bike has more than 120 franchisees, some of who operate up to four bikes, across 13 countries.
Coffee-Bike is a tried and tested franchise model, which offers franchisees the opportunity to run their own café on three wheels without the fixed costs of a bricks and mortar store, without a fixed revenue minimum and a franchise fee that’s only applied to coffees that are actually sold.
The company’s mission is to provide coffee lovers around the world with delicious, high quality and certified organic coffee specialities. Coffee-Bike is committed to investing in its people, its franchisees and its system in order to position the brand and company for long-term growth.
Coffee-Bike stands for high quality products in the to-go segment. The delicious coffee specialities are exclusively prepared with certified organic Caferino beans specifically produced for Coffee-Bike.
Due to the mobility of the Coffee-Bike concept, franchisees enjoy a variety of advantages and customers love the flexibility, which enables Coffee-Bike to provide a coffee shop in the most unusual places.
Many people dream of becoming an entrepreneur and having their own café, but all too often this dream fails to become a reality because of a lack of capital. The Coffee-Bike concept allows anyone to run their own mobile coffee shop without significant fixed costs and investment.
Mobile coffee shop
Coffee-Bikes are self-contained mobile coffee shops, which can be operated for up to 14 hours without needing any water or electricity connection. Franchisees can reach any location, including private, public or corporate events, as well as high streets.
The traditional portafilter machine is the centrepiece of the mobile coffee shop and an additional ‘grind on demand’ device freshly grinds espresso beans for each coffee speciality.
All coffee products come from the proprietary brand Caferino, which enables the company to establish an independent brand over the long-term. These cafés on three wheels not only offer top quality coffee specialities, they also serve exclusive tea varieties, hot chocolate and freshly squeezed orange juice, as well as various snacks.
Coffee-Bike has marked the next stage in its international expansion with the addition of its first UK franchisee, who started in April. Their expansion is moving quickly. The second prospect, who is situated in the West Midlands, has already signed an agreement with the company and will be starting this month.
In addition, Coffee-Bike is in negotiations with 15 additional prospects in Northern Ireland, the Midlands, the south of England and Wales. The investment level is £10,000-£20,000, dependent on the rental or purchasing conditions.
Coffee has one of the highest profit margins in the hospitality sector and is becoming more and more popular worldwide. The to-go segment has been growing for years and promises sustainable growth in the future.
Coffee bars still have good growth prospects, but the majority of them are not profitable due to their high fixed cost structure. The mobile, flexible and innovative Coffee-Bike concept offers a viable alternative.