For a lover of coffee, becoming a coffee distributor can be the ideal fusion of business and pleasure. Regardless of your target demographic, it’s important to become knowledgeable in the production and types of coffee from various regions of the world. Your knowledge of coffee, in addition to your ability to procure different varieties, will make you a helpful resource to area restaurants, stores and gourmands.
One of the main reasons for starting a business is to make money. A Bean There and Co. coffee distributorship can fulfill that ideal. You will be able to provide speciality office coffee service business, including commercial, fully-automatic coffee machines, break-room supplies, and office supplies. Your customers will be confident that their workplace will be stocked consistently and serviced reliably. They will enjoy prompt delivery of the highest quality coffee for their break room and office service areas and events.
Becoming a coffee distributor requires a knowledge of the product, wholesale connections and a customer base. Coffee is a highly traded commodity all over the world. A coffee distributor needs to understand the various regions of production and available varieties. This educational background and the ability to supply high quality beans make the coffee distributor an important resource to many coffee retailers. Follow your passion for a well brewed cup of coffee by becoming a wholesale distributor.
If you are new to trading coffee, it is wise to research coffee growing and production to understand every step in the process from the soil to the cup. Coffee, like wine, has a wide range of flavor profiles and characteristics. A coffee distributor needs to understand which coffee beans are the most desirable and why they are so sought after.
Once you have that covered, talk with coffee retailers and business owners in your area about their current coffee suppliers and costs. Let them know you are trying to save them money and get them better coffee at the same time. Be ready to rattle off a few available varieties and their characteristics to prove that you know what you are talking about.
Now that you have a potential market, place an order with the Bean There and Co. Dropping off half pound sample bags allows your customer to try the coffee and make a decision as to how much they want to order. Write the name of the coffee, your name and contact information on the outside of each sample bag.
Stay in contact with current clients and their needs as you continue to search for new retail outlets that sell coffee beans. Leave a business card or send an occasional email at each location you visit and mention that you offer free samples.
That is just one of 100s of ways of doing it. If this opportunity sounds like something you would keen to be a part of, please contact us today to chat with our support team.